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1. nouveau-riche

noun. a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.

Synonyms

  • climber
  • parvenu
  • social climber
  • upstart
  • unpleasant person
  • disagreeable person
  • arriviste

Antonyms

  • unostentatious
  • honest
  • plain
  • modest

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2. nouveau-riche

adjective. characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.

Synonyms

  • parvenu
  • pretentious
  • upstart

Antonyms

  • old
  • insubordinate
  • senior
  • terminal

Example sentences of the word nouveau-riche


1. Noun Phrase
Those who have made new money are often alluded to, somewhat disparagingly, by the term “nouveau riche.”

2. Noun Phrase
Winter might be a warm-up for "Great Gatsby," since it follows the external conflict of the "establishment" versus the "nouveau riche" as firmly as Fitzgerald's novel, published three years later.

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