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Definition of BOURGEOIS

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Bourgeois \Bour*geois"\, n. [From a French type founder named Bourgeois, or fr. F. bourgeois of the middle class; hence applied to an intermediate size of type between brevier and long primer: cf. G. bourgeois, borgis. Cf. {Burgess}.] (Print.) A size of type between long primer and brevier. See {Type}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bourgeois \Bour*geois"\, n. [F., fr. bourg town; of German origin. See {Burgess}.] A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class. [France.] [1913 Webster] a. Characteristic of the middle class, as in France. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

capitalistic \capitalistic\ adj.
     1. Of or relating to capitalism or capitalists. capitalistic methods and incentives

     Syn: capitalist.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     2. Favoring or practicing capitalism. [Narrower terms: {bourgeois}] {socialistic}

     Syn: capitalist.
          [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "bourgeois": Babbitt, Babbittish, Cockney, Everyman, John Smith, Middle American, Philistine, accordant, anal, anal character, arriviste, average, average man, big-city man, boor, bounder, burgess, burgher, cad, campy, capitalist, churl, city dweller, city man, city slicker, clown, common, common man, commoner, commonplace, compulsive, compulsive character, concordant, conformer, conformist, conventional, conventionalist, corresponding, epicier, exurbanite, formalist, formalistic, free-enterprise, garden, garden-variety, general, greedy, groundling, guttersnipe, harmonious, high-camp, homely, homespun, hooligan, ill-bred fellow, in accord, in keeping, in line, in step, individualistic, kitschy, kosher, little fellow, little man, looby, lout, low fellow, low-camp, materialistic, methodologist, middle-class, middle-class type, model child, money-hungry, mucker, no great shakes, nonsocialistic, normal, nouveau riche, oppidan, ordinary, organization man, orthodox, parrot, parvenu, peasant, pedant, pedantic, perfectionist, philistine, plastic, plastic person, pleb, plebeian, pop, popular, precisian, precisianist, precisianistic, private-enterprise, proletarian, propertied, public, regular, ribald, roturier, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, sheep, square, straight, stuffy, suburban, suburbanite, teenybopper, townee, towner, townfolk, townfolks, townsman, townspeople, townswoman, traditionalist, trimmer, unexceptional, unnoteworthy, unremarkable, unspectacular, upstart, uptight, urbanite, usual, vernacular, villager, villageress, vulgarian, vulgarist, working-class, yes-man, yokel


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