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Synonyms of philistine in English:


  • she was no philistine, but an artist herself
    lowbrow, anti-intellectual, materialist, bourgeois;
    boor, ignoramus, lout, oaf, barbarian, primitive, savage, brute, yahoo, vulgarian
  • adjective

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  • a philistine effort to destroy culture
    crass, tasteless, uncultured, uncultivated, uneducated, untutored, unenlightened, unread, commercial, materialist, bourgeois, unsophisticated, unrefined;
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