arriviste


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ar·ri·viste

 (ă-rē-vēst′)
n.
1. A person who has recently attained high position or great power but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart.
2. A social climber; a bounder.

[French, from arriver, to arrive, from Old French ariver; see arrive.]

arriviste

(ˌæriːˈviːst; French arivist)
n
a person who is unscrupulously ambitious
[French: see arrive, -ist]

ar•ri•viste

(ˌær iˈvist)

n.
a person who has recently acquired unaccustomed status or wealth; upstart.
[1900–05; < French; see arrive, -ist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arriviste - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that classarriviste - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
social climber, climber - someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
junior - term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"

arriviste

noun upstart, would-be, climber, social climber, status seeker, adventurer or adventuress, parvenu or parvenue a woman regarded by some as a pushy arriviste
Translations

arriviste

[ˌærɪˈviːst] Narribista mf

arriviste

[ˌæriːˈviːst] (formal) narriviste m/f

arriviste

nEmporkömmling m, → Parvenü m (geh)
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