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Synonyms of parvenu

Noun


1. upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste, unpleasant person, disagreeable person

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

Adjective


1. nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart(prenominal), pretentious (vs. unpretentious)

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

2. parvenu, parvenue, new (vs. old)

usage: of or characteristic of a parvenu

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