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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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