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middle class

n.
The socioeconomic class between the working class and the upper class, usually including professionals, highly skilled laborers, and lower and middle management.

mid′dle-class′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.middle-class - occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthymiddle-class - occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
upper-class - occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society

middle-class

adjective bourgeois, traditional, conventional, suburban, middle-England, petit-bourgeois He is rapidly losing the support of middle-class conservatives.
Translations

middle-class

[ˈmɪdlˈklɑːs] ADJde (la) clase media; (= bourgeois) → burgués
see also middle C

middle-class

[ˌmɪdlˈklɑːs] adjborghese, della borghesia

middle-class

مِنَ الْطَّبَقَةِ الْوُسْطَى střední třídy middelklasse- mittelständisch μεσαίας τάξης de clase media keskiluokkainen classe moyenne srednje klase borghese 中流階級の 중산 계급의 burgerlijk middelklasse- z klasy średniej de classe média относящийся к среднему классу medelklass- ชนชั้นกลาง orta sınıf thuộc tầng lớp trung lưu 中产阶级的
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Beneath the hundred thousand women of the elite are a million middle-class women, miserable because they are not of the elite, and trying to appear of it in public; and beneath them, in turn, are five million farmers' wives reading 'fashion papers' and trimming bonnets, and shop-girls and serving-maids selling themselves into brothels for cheap jewelry and imitation seal- skin robes.
After the deceptions and illusions of the torture-chamber, the precision of the details of that quiet little middle-class room seemed to have been invented for the express purpose of puzzling the mind of the mortal rash enough to stray into that abode of living nightmare.
Certainly neither rich men--those sultans of society who fill their harems--nor middle-class men, who follow the well-beaten high- road of prejudices; nor women who, not choosing to understand the passions of artists, impose the yoke of their virtues upon men of genius, imagining that the two sexes are governed by the same laws.
In fact, to be a bit better than one's neighbour was considered excessively vulgar and middle-class.
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For a day after his arrival he had clung to the garb of middle-class England.
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I am glad that she has gone," he said to himself, "she has a decidedly middle-class mind"; and he sank a little deeper still into the mud, and began to think about the loneliness of genius, when suddenly two little boys in white smocks came running down the bank, with a kettle and some faggots.
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At the end of that trip we met together at midnight in a lonely field, under a blasted oak, and took an awful oath (we had been swearing for a whole week about the thing in an ordinary, middle-class way, but this was a swell affair) - an awful oath never to take paraffine oil with us in a boat again-except, of course, in case of sickness.
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