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Adjective, Noun


Noun bourgeois has 2 senses

Adjective bourgeois has 3 senses


bourgeoisn. [From a French type founder named Bourgeois, or fr. F. bourgeois of the middle class; hence applied to an intermediate size of type between brevier and long primer: cf. G. bourgeois, borgis. Cf. Burgess.].
     A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type.  [1913 Webster]
    " This line is printed in bourgeois type."  [1913 Webster]
bourgeoisn. [F., fr. bourg town; of German origin. See Burgess.].
     A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class.  [1913 Webster]


bourgeois, adj. & n. often derog.
1 a conventionally middle-class. b humdrum, unimaginative. c selfishly materialistic.
2 upholding the interests of the capitalist class; non-communist.
--n. a bourgeois person.




Babbitt, Babbittish, Cockney, Everyman, John Smith, Middle American, Philistine, accordant, anal, anal character, arriviste, average, average man, big-city man, boor, bounder, burgess, burgher, cad, campy, capitalist, churl, city dweller, city man, city slicker, clown, common, common man, commoner, commonplace, compulsive, compulsive character, concordant, conformer, conformist, conventional, conventionalist, corresponding, epicier, exurbanite, formalist, formalistic, free-enterprise, garden, garden-variety, general, greedy, groundling, guttersnipe, harmonious, high-camp, homely, homespun, hooligan, ill-bred fellow, in accord, in keeping, in line, in step, individualistic, kitschy, kosher, little fellow, little man, looby, lout, low fellow, low-camp, materialistic, methodologist, middle-class, middle-class type, model child, money-hungry, mucker, no great shakes, nonsocialistic, normal, nouveau riche, oppidan, ordinary, organization man, orthodox, parrot, parvenu, peasant, pedant, pedantic, perfectionist, philistine, plastic, plastic person, pleb, plebeian, pop, popular, precisian, precisianist, precisianistic, private-enterprise, proletarian, propertied, public, regular, ribald, roturier, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, sheep, square, straight, stuffy, suburban, suburbanite, teenybopper, townee, towner, townfolk, townfolks, townsman, townspeople, townswoman, traditionalist, trimmer, unexceptional, unnoteworthy, unremarkable, unspectacular, upstart, uptight, urbanite, usual, vernacular, villager, villageress, vulgarian, vulgarist, working-class, yes-man, yokel




N printing, block printing, type-printing, plate printing, (engraving), the press, composition, print, letterpress, text, context, note, page, column, typography, stereotype, electrotype, aprotype, type, black letter, font, fount, pi, pie, capitals, brevier, bourgeois, pica boldface, capitals, caps, catchword, composing-frame, composing room, composing rule, composing stand, composing stick, italics, justification, linotype, live matter, logotype, lower case, upper case, make-up, matrix, matter, monotype, 4-1/2 point, 5 point, 5-1/2 point, 6 point, 7 point, 8 point, press room, press work, reglet, roman, running head, running title, scale, serif, shank, sheet work, shoulder, signature, slug, underlay, folio, copy, impression, pull, proof, revise, author's proof, galley proof, press proof, press revise, printer, compositor, reader, printer's devil copyholder, printed, in type, typographical, solid in galleys.


N commonality, commonalty, democracy, obscurity, low condition, low life, low society, low company, bourgeoisie, mass of the people, mass of society, Brown Jones and Robinson, lower classes, humbler classes, humbler orders, vulgar herd, common herd, rank and file, hoc genus omne, the many, the general, the crowd, the people, the populace, the multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry, king Mob, proletariat, fruges consumere nati, demos, hoi polloi, great unwashed, man in the street, mob, rabble, rabble rout, chaff, rout, horde, canaille, scum of the people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society, swinish multitude, foex populi, trash, profanum vulgus, ignobile vulgus, vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail, small fry, commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican, proletary, proletaire, roturier, Mr, Snooks, bourgeois, epicier, Philistine, cockney, grisette, demimonde, peasant, countryman, boor, carle, churl, villain, villein, terrae filius, son of the land, serf, kern, tyke, tike, chuff, ryot, fellah, longshoreman, swain, clown, hind, clod, clodhopper, hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin, plowman, plowboy, rustic, hayseed, lunkhead, chaw-bacon, tiller of the soil, hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling, gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin, looby, rube, lout, underling, gamin, rough, pot- wallopper, slubberdegullion, vulgar fellow, low fellow, cad, curmudgeon, upstart, parvenu, skipjack, nobody, nobody one knows, hesterni quirites, pessoribus orti, bourgeois gentilhomme, novus homo, snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer, man of straw, beggar, gaberlunzie, muckworm, mudlark, sans culotte, raff, tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian, panhandler, sundowner, chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench, scrub, jade, gossoon, Goth, Vandal, Hottentot, Zulu, savage, barbarian, Yahoo, unlicked cub, rough diamond, barbarousness, barbarism, boeotia, ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly, below par, no great shakes, homely, homespun, vulgar, low-minded, snobbish, plebeian, proletarian, of low parentage, of low origin, of low extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction, lowborn, baseborn, earthborn, mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks, unknown to fame, obscure, untitled, rustic, uncivilized, loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish, raffish, rude, unlicked, barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque, cockney, born within sound of Bow bells, underling, menial, subaltern, below the salt, dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet.

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