• (noun): A member of the middle class.
    Synonyms: burgher
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "bourgeois":

  • (adj): Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class.
    Example: "A bourgeois mentality"
    Synonyms: conservative, materialistic
  • (adj): Belonging to the middle class.
  • (noun): A capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise.
    Synonyms: businessperson
  • (adj): (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class.

Famous quotes containing the word bourgeois:

    In a higher phase of communist society ... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    Perhaps dirt is the necessary condition of beauty.... Perhaps hygiene and art can never be bedfellows. No Verdi, after all, without spitting into trumpets. No Duse without a crowd of malodorous bourgeois giving one another their coryzas. And think of the inexpugnable retreats for microbes prepared by Michelangelo in the curls of Moses’ beard!
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)