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par·ve·nu

 (pär′və-no͞o′, -nyo͞o′)
n.
A person who has suddenly risen to a higher social and economic class and has not yet gained social acceptance by others in that class.

[French, from past participle of parvenir, to arrive, from Latin pervenīre : per, through; see per in Indo-European roots + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

par′ve·nu′ adj.

parvenu

(ˈpɑːvəˌnjuː)
n
(Sociology) a person, esp a man, who, having risen socially or economically, is considered to be an upstart or to lack the appropriate refinement for his or her new position
adj
(Sociology) of or characteristic of a parvenu
[C19: from French, from parvenir to attain, from Latin pervenīre, from per through + venīre to come]

par•ve•nu

(ˈpɑr vəˌnu, -ˌnyu, ˌpɑr vəˈnu, -ˈnyu)

n., pl. -nus,
adj. n.
1. a person who has newly acquired wealth or influence, but has not yet acquired the acceptance or social qualifications associated with it.
adj.
2. characteristic of a parvenu.
[1795–1805; < French: upstart, n. use of past participle of parvenir to arrive, reach < Latin pervenīre]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parvenu - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that classparvenu - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
social climber, climber - someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
junior - term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"
Adj.1.parvenu - characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new positionparvenu - 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.parvenu - 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"
Translations
tõusiktõusiklik
felkapaszkodottparvenü

parvenu

[ˈpɑːvənjuː] Nadvenedizo/a m/f

parvenu

nEmporkömmling m, → Parvenü m

parvenu

[ˈpɑːvənˌjuː] n (frm) → parvenu m inv
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Suite a des informations parvenues aux services de surete de la wilaya faisant etat de collecte et de stockage de carburant par un groupe d'individus au lieudit Taba Ferzit dans la commune frontaliere de Bakaria, des investigations ont ete lancees, a precise la meme source, ajoutant que les enqueteurs ont perquisitionne le domicile suspect et ont pu recuperer la quantite de carburant stockee.
Le gouverneur de Ben Arous qui s'est rendu sur place, a fait savoir que les unites de la Protection civile sont, vite, parvenues a circonscrire le feu.
Par ailleurs, les forces de securite sont parvenues a convaincre les protestants de laisser un passage pour le Temple de Karnak et pour l'Allee des Beliers.
Thus divided at the root, we lessen ourselves, and risk turning into parvenues, exceptions who establish themselves by denying the identity they share with others on whom the world still imposes it.
Le 7 juillet, les forces du gouvernement syrien etaient parvenues a couper cette route situee au nord-ouest d'Alep.
Les brigades de la surete sont parvenues a capturer, ce samedi a l'aube, le dangereux terroriste Makram Mouelhi alors qu'il se trouvait dans le domicile parental sis dans une localite au Kef.