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dé·clas·sé

 (dā′klä-sā′)
adj.
1. Low or lowered in class, rank, or social position.
2. Characteristic of the lower classes; of low social status: "young professionals who would never stoop to anything so déclassé as packing a lunch" (Richard Powers).

[French, past participle of déclasser, to lower in class : dé-, down (from Latin dē-; see de-) + classe, class; see class.]

déclassé

(French deklɑse)
adj
1. (Sociology) having lost social standing or status. Also (feminine): déclassée
[C19: from French déclasser to declass]

dé•clas•sé

(ˌdeɪ klæˈseɪ, -klɑ-)

adj.
1. reduced to a lower status, rank, or social class.
2. of a lower status, class, or rank.
[1885–1890; < French, past participle of déclasser. See de-, class]
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déclassé

adjective
Lacking high station or birth:
Archaic: base.
Translations

déclassé

[deɪˈklæseɪ] ADJdesprestigiado, empobrecido

déclassé

, déclassée
adjheruntergekommen; (in status) → sozial abgesunken
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Some people still think sandos, shorts and slippers are declasse, wa klas, oblivious to recent trends where some of these items may run into the thousands of pesos each.
Pou autant qu'il soit declasse par l'Ethiopie, les investisseurs sont toujours attires par sa structure economique diversifiee, ses politiques favorables au marche et la croissance rapide des depenses de consommation.
And because the show takes place in a wealthy suburban enclave of New York City--Westchester County, since nothing as declasse as New Jersey would do --it carries with it a degree of tiresome upper-middle-class angst about how hard it is to have so many shiny things.
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But Donegan's declasse body painting engages with a distinctly third-wave discourse, one interested in the ways in which sexual expression and strategic self-objectification might counter or coopt the so-called male gaze.
The stasis that marks so many of Tonks's poems is debauched and declasse, as opposed to the circular wanderings of Poe's man of the crowd.
He also sees cans gaining in popularity, even for specialty beers for which a can would have once seemed declasse.
The emphasis on myth might seem too similar to the sweeping generalizations of declasse writers like Joseph Campbell or, worse, might recall the strategy of "Papa Doc" Duvalier's Africanizing project, which grew out of the griot movement in the 1930s and exploited the literary aspects of Vodou.
It would have been totally declasse for me to have publicly pointed out how North showed herself up though.
It was bad enough the prime minister talked about toilets in the UN darling, really, so declasse, went the trill of the drawing room daffodils.
Donc, il y'a a peu pres 25% de la production de ble tendre francais qui doit etre declasse.
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