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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
References in classic literature ?
practical' journalist and middle-class money-getter.
Its real purpose, characteristically enough, was the concealed one of promoting the sale of an unsuccessful religious book, but its literary importance lies first in the extraordinarily convincing mass of minute details which it casts about an incredible incident and second in the complete knowledge (sprung from Defoe's wide experience in journalism, politics, and business) which it displays of a certain range of middle-class characters and ideas.
and to him is given the palm in the middle-class of speech' is just, but is liable to give a wrong impression.
He felt that, single-minded and self-sacrificing as his parents were, there yet existed certain latent prejudices of theirs, as middle-class people, which it would require some tact to overcome.
This belief was confirmed by his experience of women, which, having latterly been extended from the cultivated middle-class into the rural community, had taught him how much less was the intrinsic difference between the good and wise woman of one social stratum and the good and wise woman of another social stratum, than between the good and bad, the wise and the foolish, of the same stratum or class.
We're a respectable middle-class family, living at Highgate.
It is sickening that vulgar, middle-class virtue should pay.
In this connection I should like to confess my surprise on finding that notwithstanding all its apparatus of analysis the story consists for the most part of physical impressions; impressions of sound and sight, railway station, streets, a trotting horse, reflections in mirrors and so on, rendered as if for their own sake and combined with a sublimated description of a desirable middle-class town-residence which somehow manages to produce a sinister effect.
He belonged to one of those middle-class families which were called indifferently, in the impertinent language of the last century, the high
I will add that his finger-nails were scrupulously attended to, and that he meant to marry a well-educated young lady (as yet unspecified) whose person was good, and whose connections, in a solid middle-class way, were undeniable.
In her talk, Maqsood focussed on the changing middle class in Lahore, the competition between middle-class groups, particularly on why Lahore's women are still averse to working as opposed to Karachi's.
One in every five Indonesians now belongs to the middle-class group.