Definition of Bourgeois

1. Noun. A capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise.




2. Adjective. (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class.

3. Noun. A member of the middle class.
Exact synonyms: Burgher
Group relationships: Bourgeoisie, Middle Class
Generic synonyms: Common Man, Common Person, Commoner
Specialized synonyms: Petit Bourgeois

4. Adjective. Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class. "A bourgeois mentality"
Exact synonyms: Conservative, Materialistic
Similar to: Middle-class
Derivative terms: Materialism

5. Adjective. Belonging to the middle class.
Similar to: Middle-class

Definition of Bourgeois

1. n. A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type.

2. n. A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class.

Definition of Bourgeois

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the middle class, especially its attitudes and conventions. ¹

2. Adjective. Belonging to the middle class. ¹

3. Adjective. Conventional, conservative and materialistic. ¹

4. Adjective. (Marxism) Of or relating to capitalist exploitation of the proletariat. ¹

5. Noun. (context: political collectively) The middle class. ¹

6. Noun. (rare) An individual member of the middle class. ¹

7. Noun. A person with '''bourgeois''' values and attitudes. ¹

8. Noun. An individual member of the bourgeoisie, one of the three estates. ¹

9. Noun. (Marxism) Anyone deemed to be an exploiter of the proletariat, a capitalist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bourgeois

1. [n BOURGEOIS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bourgeois

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bourgeois (current term)
bourgeoise
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Literary usage of Bourgeois

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1. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1914)
"HM SYNGE'S MAGIC John Millington Synge and The Irish Theatre, by Maurice bourgeois. Constable & Co. Synge's family, his boy life, his education, ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Translation of the Official by James Brown Scott (1920)
"In the course of the reading of the minutes Mr. Leon bourgeois is desirous of stating ... This declaration of Mr. LEON bourgeois is noted upon the minutes. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"1811, and was buried in the chapel of Dulwich College. He bequeathed 371 pictures to Dulwich College, with 10000/. bourgeois owed liis knighthood to Stanis- ..."

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