Philistines

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Philistine \Phi*lis"tine\, noun [L. Philistinus, Heb. Phlishth[imac], pl. Phlishth[imac]m.]

1. A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.

2. A bailiff. [Cant, Eng.] [Obs.] --Swift.

3. A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests. [Recent] --M. Arnold.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Philistine \Phi*lis"tine\, adjective

1. Of or pertaining to the Philistines.

2. Uncultured; commonplace.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Philistine

adjective

1: of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people

2: smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values [syn: {anti-intellectual}, {philistine}]

noun

1: a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits [syn: {philistine}, {anti-intellectual}, {lowbrow}]

2: a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

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