What is another word for philistine?

425 synonyms found


[ fˈɪlɪstˌa͡ɪn], [ fˈɪlɪstˌa‍ɪn], [ f_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_s_t_ˌaɪ_n]

Philistine is a term that originated from the ancient group of people who lived in the coastal area of Palestine. It has different meanings depending on the context of usage but generally means a person who is hostile or indifferent to cultural and intellectual values and pursuits. Some synonymous terms for philistine include, uncultured, anti-intellectual, shallow, unenlightened, and uneducated. Other synonyms include, unrefined, boorish, crass, and crude. The word philistine is commonly used to describe people who do not appreciate art, literature, music, or other creative works. It is also used to describe someone who lacks sophistication and discernment.

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What is a philistine? From the Greek "philos," meaning "love of wisdom," a philistine is someone who is not cultured or smart. They're ignorant, unintelligent people who don't care about art or knowledge. They think they're above everyone else, and they're often mean and ugly.

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