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Synonyms for philistine

Noun

1. philistine, lowbrow, plebeian, pleb
usage: a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
2. Philistine, inhabitant, dweller, denizen, indweller
usage: a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient philistia around the 12th century BC

Adjective

1. Philistine
usage: of or relatin to ancient Philistia or the the culture of the Philistines
2. anti-intellectual, philistine, nonintellectual (vs. intellectual)
usage: smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values
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