Synonyms for parvenu

Synonyms for (noun) parvenu

Synonyms: upstart, arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu

Definition: a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

Similar words: unpleasant person, disagreeable person

Definition: a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Synonyms for (adj) parvenu

Synonyms: parvenu, parvenue

Definition: of or characteristic of a parvenu

Similar words: new

Definition: not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

Usage: a new law; new cars; a new comet; a new friend; a new year; the New World

Synonyms: upstart, parvenu, parvenue, nouveau-riche

Definition: characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

Similar words: pretentious

Definition: making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

Usage: a pretentious country house; a pretentious fraud; a pretentious scholarly edition

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