parvenue


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parvenue

(ˈpɑːvəˌnjuː)
n
(Sociology) a woman who, having risen socially or economically, is considered to be an upstart or to lack the appropriate refinement for her new position
adj
(Sociology) of or characteristic of a parvenue
[C19: see parvenu]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parvenue - characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new positionparvenue - characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
2.parvenue - of or characteristic of a parvenu
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
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References in classic literature ?
The English men of fashion in Paris courted her, too, to the disgust of the ladies their wives, who could not bear the parvenue. For some months the salons of the Faubourg St.
When at long intervals we turn over their abstruse pages, wonderful seems the calm and grand air of these few, these great spiritual lords who have walked in the world,--these of the old religion,--dwelling in a worship which makes the sanctities of Christianity look parvenues and popular; for "persuasion is in soul, but necessity is in intellect." This band of grandees, Hermes, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Plato, Plotinus, Olympiodorus, Proclus, Synesius and the rest, have somewhat so vast in their logic, so primary in their thinking, that it seems antecedent to all the ordinary distinctions of rhetoric and literature, and to be at once poetry and music and dancing and astronomy and mathematics.
Cette decision vise a accorder un delai supplementaire aux journalistes pour completer leurs dossiers de candidature, indique precise un communique de la commission, dont copie parvenue a la MAP.
L'equipe est parvenue a produire le gazole a partir des algues.
La Paysanne parvenue; ou, les Memoires de madame la Marquise de L** V**.
She thereby refuses to internalize an impose d outsider, pariah, status, or to try to escape it as a "parvenue," one who allies with those who reject her "kind." This is a different mode, or stage, of consciousness-raising, and these three writers, too, both model it and call us to it.
Lors de ce pustch avorte, perpetre vendredi dernier, [beaucoup moins que] 145 civils, 60 policiers et trois soldats ont ete tues, plus de 101 personnels des forces de securite et 1.390 civils blesses [beaucoup plus grand que], a indique l'ambassade de Turquie dans une note pour la presse, parvenue a l'APS.
Me Ayed a explique que la convocation en question ne respecte pas la procedure legale n'etant parvenue a son client que mercredi, 30 juillet, soit 24 heures avant son audition, alors que le delai legal entre la convocation et la comparution est d'au moins 3 jours.
"Selon les premieres investigations, les citoyens marocains (pelerins) auraient ete victimes d'une escroquerie de la part d'agences de voyage qui leur auraient delivre des visas relevant du quota de pelerinage attribue a la Mauritanie", lit-on dans une mise au point de l'ambassade parvenue a la MAP.
En -78 kg, Audrey Tcheumeo a ete dominee en poule puis est parvenue grace aux repechages jusqu'au combat pour le bronze, oE elle a battu sa compatriote Lucie Louette, championne d'Europe de la categorie.
Un communique de la Fondation des Trois cultures de la Mediterranee dont copie est parvenue a la MAP indique que la Fondation a presente sa candidature pour deux categories de prix que l'Association des fondations andalouses consacre chaque annee a la meilleure Fondation oeuvrant dans le domaine de la cooperation et la culture universelle.