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Definition 1: a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC - [noun denoting person]

(philistine is a kind of ...) a person who inhabits a particular place

Definition 2: a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for philistine in the sense of this definition

(philistine is a kind of ...) one of the common people

Definition 3: of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 4: smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for philistine in the sense of this definition

(philistine is similar to ...) not intellectual

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