• (adj): Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class.
    Example: "A bourgeois mentality"
    Synonyms: conservative, materialistic
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "bourgeois":

  • (adj): (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class.
  • (noun): A capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise.
    Synonyms: businessperson
  • (noun): A member of the middle class.
    Synonyms: burgher
  • (adj): Belonging to the middle class.

Famous quotes containing the word bourgeois:

    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)

    Constant revolutionizing of production ... distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    Tradition! We scarcely know the word anymore. We are afraid to be either proud of our ancestors or ashamed of them. We scorn nobility in name and in fact. We cling to a bourgeois mediocrity which would make it appear we are all Americans, made in the image and likeness of George Washington.
    Dorothy Day (1897–1980)