Plebeian

  • 1 plebeian — PLEBEIÁN, Ă, plebeieni, e, s.m. şi f., adj. (livr.) 1. Plebeu (1). 2. Plebeu (2). [pr.: be ian] – Din fr. plébéien. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 23.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PLEBEIÁN s., adj …

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  • 2 Plebeian — Ple*be ian (pl[ e]*b[=e] yan), a. [L. plebeius, from plebs, plebis, the common people: cf. F. pl[ e]b[ e]ien.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 plebeian — [adj] base, lower class banal, coarse, common, conventional, humble, ignoble, low, lowborn, lowly, mean, ordinary, pedestrian, popular, proletarian, traditional, uncultivated, unrefined, unsophisticated, unwashed*, vulgar, working class; concept… …

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  • 4 Plebeian — Ple*be ian, n. 1. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from {patrician}. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the common people, or lower rank of men. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 plebeian — index ordinary, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 plebeian — 1530s, from L. plebeius “belonging to the plebs (see PLEBIAN (Cf. plebian)). Originally in English in a Roman historical sense; in general use from 1580s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 plebeian — ► NOUN 1) (in ancient Rome) a commoner. 2) a member of the lower social classes. ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the plebeians of ancient Rome. 2) lower class or lacking in refinement. ORIGIN from Latin plebs the common people …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 plebeian — [[t]pləbi͟ːən[/t]] also plebian 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A person, especially one from an earlier period of history, who is plebeian, comes from a low social class. In the 1790s Tom Paine taught plebeian radicals that mankind would live in harmony were… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 plebeian — 1. adjective /pləˈbiː.ən/ a) Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people. They were all from the ghetto, a plebeian throng. b) Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as plebeian sports; 2. noun /pləˈbiː.ən/ a) One of the …

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  • 12 plebeian — I UK [pləˈbiːən] / US [pləˈbɪən] adjective typical of someone from a low social class, rather than of someone who is from a higher social class or well educated. This word is usually used in an insulting way plebeian tastes II UK [pləˈbiːən] / US …

    English dictionary

  • 13 plebeian — ple|be|ian1 [plıˈbi:ən] adj relating to ordinary people and what they like, rather than to people from a high social class used to show disapproval ▪ a man with plebeian tastes plebeian 2 plebeian2 n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: plebeius,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 plebeian — ple|be|ian1 [ plə biən ] adjective typical of someone from a low social class, rather than of someone who is from a higher social class or well educated. This word is usually used in an insulting way: plebeian tastes plebeian ple|be|ian 2 [ plə… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 plebeian — 1. noun plebeians and gentry lived together Syn: proletarian, commoner, working class person, worker; peasant; informal pleb, prole Ant: aristocrat 2. adjective 1) people of plebeian descent Syn: lower class, working class …

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  • 16 PLEBEIAN — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. [pluh BEE un] common, lower class, vulgar. He objected to her plebeian lifestyle. SYN.: common, low, ignoble, humble, working class, proletarian, pedestrian, mean, uncultivated, coarse, vulgar. ANT.: aristocratic,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 plebeian — [16] The plēbs were the ‘common people’ of ancient Rome (the word may connected with Greek pléthos ‘multitude’, a relative of English plethora). English gets plebeian from its derived adjective plēbēius. The connotations of ‘lower classness’ have …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 plebeian — noun (C) 1 an insulting word for someone who is from a low social class 2 an ordinary person who had no special rank in ancient Rome compare patrician plebeian adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 plebeian — /pləˈbiən / (say pluh beeuhn) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the ancient Roman plebs. 2. belonging or relating to the common people. 3. common, commonplace, or vulgar. –noun 4. a member of the Roman plebs. 5. a plebeian person. {Latin… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 plebeian — [16] The plēbs were the ‘common people’ of ancient Rome (the word may connected with Greek pléthos ‘multitude’, a relative of English plethora). English gets plebeian from its derived adjective plēbēius. The connotations of ‘lower classness’ have …

    Word origins