HyperDic: arriviste

English > 1 sense of the word arriviste:
NOUNperson arriviste, upstart, parvenu, nouveau-richea person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
English > arriviste: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.
Synonymsupstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche
NarrowerjuniorTerm of address for a disrespectful and annoying male
social climber, climbersomeone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishadvenedizo, arribista, nouveau-riche, nuevo rico, nuevorico
Catalannou-ric, nouveau-riche

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