An ambitious or ruthlessly self-seeking person, especially one who has recently acquired wealth or social status.
Oraciones de ejemplo
- Full of arrivistes and the new rich for whom desperate consumption was a proof of being, its secret world (secret, that is, to all not admitted to the charmed circles of the West End) revolved around sex and gambling.
- Even the arrivistes in California understood the sophistication required for a vigneron, commissioning fine architects to enhance their vineyards with beautiful buildings.
- The ‘image’ of a city like Tokyo or New York might well come from star-struck arrivistes rather than locals.
Early 20th century: from French, from arriver (see arrive).
Palabras que riman con arrivisteartiste, batiste, beast, dirigiste, east, feast, least, Mideast, modiste, northeast, piste, priest, southeast, uncreased, unreleased, yeast
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División en sílabas: ar·ri·viste
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