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  • nounnewly rich
  • nounupstart

synonyms for parvenu

  • upstart
  • nouveau riche
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How to use parvenu in a sentence

On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The squire's son-in-law was quite aware that the wealthy Mr. Sleek was a parvenu.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
His excellency bowed slightly, the parvenu humbled himself lower than the earth, then they chatted for a moment.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
Our aim, after all, is the same as the business parvenu; we want to do the things others do at the top—what we call the top!
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
In a word, putting one in mind of the parvenu in the ‘Walpurgis Nacht.’
THE ROMANY RYEGEORGE BORROW
Mrs. Parvenu: "I don't know that I'm exactly gorne on Shakespeare plays."
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
Parvenu, pr′ve-nū, n. an upstart: one newly risen into notice or power.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
You are few, nevertheless, and like the parvenu rich, you must pass into something quite unlike yourself.
THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERSJACK LONDON
No doubt there was something, even a good deal, of the parvenu in Johanns character.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME III (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
Good old woman, and these poor banished Hogtons, thought I,—hateful parvenu!
THE CAXTONS, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
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WORDS RELATED TO PARVENU

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  • insignificancies
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  • nothings
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  • squirts
  • upstarts
  • wimps
  • zeros
  • zips
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