adverb see plebeian II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • plebeianly — See plebeianism. * * * …   Universalium

  • plebeianly — ple·be·ian·ly …   English syllables

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  • plebeian — I. noun Etymology: Latin plebeius of the common people, from plebs common people Date: 1533 1. a member of the Roman plebs 2. one of the common people • plebeianism noun II. adjective Date: 1566 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plebeian — plebeianism, n. plebeianly, adv. plebeianness, n. /pli bee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the common people. 2. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the ancient Roman plebs. 3. common, commonplace, or vulgar: a plebeian joke. n. 4. a… …   Universalium

  • plebeian — [pli bē′ən] n. [< L plebeius < plebs, PLEBS] 1. a member of the ancient Roman lower class: opposed to PATRICIAN 2. one of the common people 3. a vulgar, coarse person adj. 1. of or characteristic of the lower class in ancient Rome or of the …   English World dictionary

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