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philistine is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of philistine in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… sort of philistine soviet critiques of …”
meanings of philistine
Alternative letter-case form of philistine (“a person who is ignorant or uneducated; specifically, a person who lacks appreciation of or is antagonistic towards art or culture, and who has pedestrian tastes").
A non-Semitic person from ancient Philistia, a region in the southwest Levant in the Middle East.
A person who is opposed to oneself; an enemy, a foe.
A person who is ignorant or uneducated; specifically, a person who lacks appreciation of or is antagonistic towards art or culture, and who has pedestrian tastes.
In German universities: a person not associated with the university; a non-academic or non-student; a townsperson.
Ignorant or uneducated; specifically, lacking appreciation for or antagonistic towards art or culture, and having pedestrian tastes.
Originating from ancient Philistia; of or pertaining to the ancient Philistines.
Alternative letter-case form of philistine (“ignorant or uneducated; specifically, lacking appreciation for or antagonistic towards art or culture, and having pedestrian tastes").
philistine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word philistine occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
topics philistine can be related to
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