phi|lis|tin|ism

phi|lis|tin|ism
Phi|lis|tin|ism or phi|lis|tin|ism «fuh LIHS tuh nihz uhm, FIHL uh stuh NIHZ-», noun.
the character or views of uncultured, commonplace persons: »

Philistinism! We have not the expression in English…perhaps…because we have so much of the thing (Matthew Arnold).


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  • Phi|lis|tin|ism — or phi|lis|tin|ism «fuh LIHS tuh nihz uhm, FIHL uh stuh NIHZ », noun. the character or views of uncultured, commonplace persons: »Philistinism! We have not the expression in English…perhaps…because we have so much of the thing (Matthew Arnold) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ism — is·ma·el·ism; iso·la·tion·ism; isom·er·ism; isos·ter·ism; ital·ian·ism; ivory tower·ism; jack·son·ism; jaco·bin·ism; jaco·bit·ism; jain·ism; jan·sen·ism; ja·pan·ism; jef·fer·so·nian·ism; jesu·it·ism; jew·ism; jin·go·ism; jour·nal·ism; ju·da·ism;… …   English syllables

  • lis — acrop·o·lis; ae·o·lis; aero·bal·lis·tics; ama·bi·lis; am·a·ryl·lis; an·a·gal·lis; anaph·a·lis; an·nap·o·lis; ano·lis; anom·a·lis·tic; an·thyl·lis; apo·lis·ta; ba·lis·tes; ba·lis·ti·dae; bal·lis·ta; bal·lis·ter; bal·lis·ti·cian; bal·lis·tics;… …   English syllables

  • -dac·tyl·ism; — ab·i·e·tate; ab·i·e·tene; abio·gen·e·sis; abi·og·e·nist; abra·si·om·e·ter; ab·sorp·ti·om·e·ter; aca·cat·e·chin; ac·ac·e·tin; acad·e·mist; acad·e·my; ac·cel·er·om·e·ter; ac·e·tab·u·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia; ac·e·tab·u·late; ac·e·tab·u·lif·era;… …   English syllables

  • Philistinism — Phil·is·tin·ism also phi·lis·tin·ism (fĭlʹĭ stē nĭz əm, fĭ lĭsʹtə nĭz əm, tē nĭz əm) n. An attitude of smug ignorance and conventionalism, especially toward artistic and cultural values. * * * …   Universalium

  • Philistinism — Phi*lis tin*ism, n. The condition, character, aims, and habits of the class called Philistines. See {Philistine}, 3. [Recent] Carlyle. [1913 Webster] On the side of beauty and taste, vulgarity; on the side of morals and feeling, coarseness; on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philistine — phil|is|tine [ fılı,stin ] noun count an insulting word for someone who dislikes or does not understand serious art, literature, or music ╾ phil|is|tine adjective ╾ phi|lis|tin|ism [ fılıstı,nız(ə)m ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • o — abi·o·log·i·cal; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom; ab·o·li·tion·ism; ab·o·li·tion·ist; ab·o·li·tion·ize; ab·o·ma·sal; ab·o·ma·sum; ac·an·thol·o·gy; ac·an·thop·o·dous; acar·i·dol·o·gist; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; acar·i·o·sis;… …   English syllables

  • -dac·ty·lous; — ab·i·e·tate; ab·i·e·tene; abio·gen·e·sis; abi·og·e·nist; abra·si·om·e·ter; ab·sorp·ti·om·e·ter; aca·cat·e·chin; ac·ac·e·tin; acad·e·mist; acad·e·my; ac·cel·er·om·e·ter; ac·e·tab·u·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia; ac·e·tab·u·late; ac·e·tab·u·lif·era;… …   English syllables

  • -dac·ty·ly; — ab·i·e·tate; ab·i·e·tene; abio·gen·e·sis; abi·og·e·nist; abra·si·om·e·ter; ab·sorp·ti·om·e·ter; aca·cat·e·chin; ac·ac·e·tin; acad·e·mist; acad·e·my; ac·cel·er·om·e·ter; ac·e·tab·u·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia; ac·e·tab·u·late; ac·e·tab·u·lif·era;… …   English syllables

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