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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who is uninterested in intellectual or cultural pursuits.

Usage examples (34)
  • A man who has no mental needs, because his intellect is of the narrow and normal amount, is, in the strict sense of the word, what is called a philistine.
  • The peculiar characteristic of the philistine is a dull, dry kind of gravity, akin to that of animals.
  • By "philistine" do you mean someone from Philadelphia?
  • Oh - one other thing ... what kind of philistine moron would ban The Bells of St. Trinian??! for more
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