noun Etymology: French, from embourgeoiser to make bourgeois, from em- + bourgeois Date: 1937 a shift to bourgeois values and practices

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  • embourgeoisement — [ɒembourgeoisement bʊəʒwα:zmɒembourgeoisement] noun the process of becoming bourgeois or middle class. Origin Fr., from embourgeoiser become or make bourgeois …   English new terms dictionary

  • embourgeoisement — [än bo͞or zhwȧz män′] n. the process of becoming middle class in economic status, social attitudes, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • embourgeoisement — noun /ɒmbɔːˈʒwæzmɑ̃/ The taking up of middle class attitudes or values; bourgeoisification; the process of becoming affluent. The upstart genre of the novel also marks a decisive embourgeoisement and feminization of culture. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • embourgeoisement — /em boor zhwahz meuhnt, mahnt , ahm /; Fr. /ahonn boohrdd zhwannz mahonn /, n. the acquisition or adoption of middle class values and manners. [ < F, equiv. to s embourgeois(er) to become bourgeois (see EM 1, BOURGEOIS1) + ment MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • embourgeoisement — n. adoption of middle class manners, conversion to bourgeois style …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embourgeoisement — em·bour·geoise·ment …   English syllables

  • embourgeoisement — em•bour•geoise•ment [[t]ɑ̃ˌbʊər ʒwɑzˈmɑ̃, ˌɛm bʊərˈʒwɑz mənt[/t]] n. soc cvb the adoption of middle class values • Etymology: 1935–40; < F equiv. to s embourgeois(er) to become bourgeois …   From formal English to slang

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