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lower class

noun as in working people with least money

adjective as in working-class

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Example Sentences

If there is no such vacancy, said employee will have the right of competition for retention in equal and the next successively lower classes in which he or she has served satisfactorily.

The differences between men’s and women’s coping methods may have derived from the gendered behavior in their lives before the war, in which men ate and women cooked – at least in the middle and lower classes.

But, Farrell found that almost all the women she spoke to were from lower-class farming families.

The number who feel lower class has swelled from 25% in 2008 to an almost doubled 49% in 2014 according to CNN.

The upper middle class, in short, becomes just as “lazy” as the lower class is said to appear in the Republican imagination.

The show is about the Belchers, a lower class family who owns and operates a burger joint.

Behind her back they called Thatcher “Hilda”—her middle name—because of its lower-class origins.

The lower class were idle and lazy, and willing to serve any sovereign who appealed to them by ostentation.

From this state it progresses by successive stages, each of which has some relation in form to a lower class.

Well, digging back in my sociology courses, I would say it was upper-lower class, if there is such a classification.

For the most part, it is upon women of the lower class that the property-laws most hardly press.

Then, among the peasantry or lower class—Here are Seven Hundred who stood well where he planted them.


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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lower-class, such as: proletarian, factory-working, middle class, proletariat, wage-earning, and working class.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.