Synonyms for nouveau-riche
- 1. upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste, unpleasant person, disagreeable person
- usage: a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
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- 1. nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart(prenominal), pretentious (vs. unpretentious)
- usage: characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position