Translation of plebeian in Spanish:

plebeian

Pronunciation: /plɪˈbiːən/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (lacking refinement) [pejorative/peyorativo] ordinario
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    • Yet the book itself is also ‘low-descended’ - modest in its stylistic pretensions and happy to risk a plebeian status as an unrefined work.
    • Yet he seems oblivious to the fact that he is out of his element in the vulgar, plebeian world of the Victorian stage.
    • For the moment then, the TV executive who discriminated against me because of my plebeian roots is probably safe to continue discriminating against other cheeky upstarts.
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    • Throughout the meal, the footmen had been replenishing wine bottles and refreshing beer glasses with brisk regularity, the steady supply of alcohol charging the expectant atmosphere with a soupçon of ruddy-faced plebeian rowdiness.
    • It is terrible, this aggressively plebeian culture that celebrates itself for being plebeian.
    • Nothing bought matches the home-chosen, home-grown and freshly picked, from the exotic - bursting figs and peaches - down to the plebeian potato.
    1.2 [History/Historia] plebeyo
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    • In the larger cities (above all Rome and Ostia) there were also examples of more plebeian housing, generally small in size and located on the first floor of the large residences that occupied entire city blocks.
    • He was plebeian aedile 199 and praetor 198, when he may have carried the Porcian law which extended the right of provocatio (appeal to the people against the action of a magistrate) to cases of scourging.
    • Plebeian children would follow in the career of their parents.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (common person) [pejorative/peyorativo] ordinario, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 [History/Historia] plebeyo, (masculine, feminine)

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