Synonyms: lowbrow, uncultured

Sentence: It will be difficult to convince a philistine like him to join us to visit the museum.

Under The Lens: Philistine: various forms and meanings

Philistine means someone who is lacking in or hostile to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc. As a noun Philistine is also used to refer to a native of ancient Philistia.

Philistine is also used as an adjective to describe someone who is philistine or hostile to culture. Also as an adjective Philistine may mean – of or belonging to the ancient people of Philistia.

 

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