HyperDic: parvenu

English > 3 senses of the word parvenu:
NOUNperson parvenu, upstart, nouveau-riche, arrivistea person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
ADJECTIVEallparvenu, nouveau-riche, parvenue, upstartcharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
allparvenu, parvenueof or characteristic of a parvenu
English > parvenu: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.
Synonymsnouveau-riche, parvenue, upstart
Broaderpretentiousmaking claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
Nounsparvenua person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
English > parvenu: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or characteristic of a parvenu.
Synonymparvenue
Broadernewnot of long duration
Spanishnuevo, parvenida, parvenido
Catalannou
English > parvenu: 3 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, nouveau-riche, 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
Adjectivesparvenucharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

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