how to pronounce philistine

fɪləstn

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meanings of philistine

noun:

  1. 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").
  2. A non-Semitic person from ancient Philistia, a region in the southwest Levant in the Middle East.
  3. A person who is opposed to oneself; an enemy, a foe.
  4. 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.
  5. In German universities: a person not associated with the university; a non-academic or non-student; a townsperson.

adjective:

  1. Ignorant or uneducated; specifically, lacking appreciation for or antagonistic towards art or culture, and having pedestrian tastes.
  2. Originating from ancient Philistia; of or pertaining to the ancient Philistines.
  3. Alternative letter-case form of philistine (“ignorant or uneducated; specifically, lacking appreciation for or antagonistic towards art or culture, and having pedestrian tastes").

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