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philistine


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Philistine  \Phi*lis"tine\,  n.  [L.  Philistinus,  Heb. 
  Phlishth[=i],  pl  Phlishth[=i]m.] 
  1.  A  native  or  an  inhabitant  of  ancient  Philistia,  a  coast 
  region  of  southern  Palestine. 
 
  2.  A  bailiff.  [Cant,  Eng.]  [Obs.]  --Swift. 
 
  3.  A  person  deficient  in  liberal  culture  and  refinement;  one 
  without  appreciation  of  the  nobler  aspirations  and 
  sentiments  of  humanity;  one  whose  scope  is  limited  to 
  selfish  and  material  interests.  [Recent]  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Philistine  \Phi*lis"tine\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Philistines. 
 
  2.  Uncultured;  commonplace. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  philistine 
  adj  :  smug  and  ignorant  and  indifferent  or  hostile  to  artistic  and 
  cultural  values  [syn:  {anti-intellectual}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  is  uninterested  in  intellectual  pursuits  [syn: 
  {lowbrow}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PHILISTINE,  n.  One  whose  mind  is  the  creature  of  its  environment, 
  following  the  fashion  in  thought,  feeling  and  sentiment.  He  is 
  sometimes  learned,  frequently  prosperous,  commonly  clean  and  always 
  solemn. 
 
 




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