Complete Definition of "philistine"

English

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person who lacks appreciation of art or culture.

#* 2005, w:Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination|259d.
#*: trying to separate everything from everything else is not just poor taste but is the mark of a total philistine and someone with no feeling for philosophy.

  1. A person whose material means exceed his/her cultural and/or spiritual level.
  2. An ignorant person.
  3. A person from ancient Philistia.

Translations
trans-top|Person lacking appreciation of culture
Danish: spidsborger
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|filisteu|m
trans-bottom

trans-top|Person with higher material than spiritual level
Danish: spidsborger
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|filisteu|m
trans-bottom

trans-top|Ignorant person
Danish: spidsborger
Finnish: filistealainen
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|filisteu|m
trans-bottom

trans-top|Person from Philistia
Danish: filister
Hebrew: he-translation|פ×שת×|P"lishti m
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|filisteu|m
trans-bottom

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Revision and Credits for"philistine"
  • 2007-11-23 19:27 - ArielGlenn - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/24.83.206.127|24.83.206.127]] ([[User_talk:24.83.206.127|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Marcot|Marcot]]

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