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Definition 1: a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for nouveau-riche in the sense of this definition

(nouveau-riche is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

(... is a kind of nouveau-riche ) someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior

(... is a kind of nouveau-riche ) term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male

"look here, junior, it's none of your business"

Definition 2: characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for nouveau-riche in the sense of this definition

(nouveau-riche is similar to ...) making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

"a pretentious country house" "a pretentious fraud" "a pretentious scholarly edition"

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