HyperDic: nouveau-riche

English > 2 senses of the word nouveau-riche:
ADJECTIVEallnouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstartcharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
NOUNperson nouveau-riche, upstart, parvenu, arrivistea person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
English > nouveau-riche: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.
Synonymsparvenu, parvenue, upstart
Broaderpretentiousmaking claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Nounsnouveau-richea person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
English > nouveau-riche: 2 senses > 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, arriviste
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
Adjectivesnouveau-richecharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

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