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synonyms for parvenue

  • name-dropper
  • nouveau riche
  • social climber
  • status seeker
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How to use parvenue in a sentence

It is at any rate happier than that of the parvenue, unless the mere fact of being arrivée confers any special enjoyment.
TOWN LIFE IN AUSTRALIAR. E. N. (RICHARD) TWOPENY
"Gentlemen have so much more liberty than we ladies have," says Mrs. Parvenue.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
Do you acknowledge yourself a parvenue that you rejoice at the entrance of any one special person into your doors?
THE SWORD OF DAMOCLESANNA KATHARINE GREEN
And yet there was about her always and under all circumstances, an indescribable flavor of the parvenue.
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEYEMILE GABORIAU
The comtesse is nothing but a common, ordinary parvenue originating no one knows where.
ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES, VOLUME 7 (OF 13)GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Though a flirt and a pretty woman, she was a discreet parvenue, who did not entrap the affections of noble husbands.
TANCREDBENJAMIN DISRAELI
The first generation makes the millions, the second generation is parvenue, the third is arrivée.
JONATHAN AND HIS CONTINENTMAX O'RELL
The girl showed great powers of duplicity, all the trickiness of a parvenue, to be quite frank.
CLARK'S FIELDROBERT HERRICK
It may safely be assumed that this was not done capriciously, as the modern parvenue makes for himself a heraldric device.
THE RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTDANIEL G. BRINTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PARVENUE

  • name-dropper
  • nouveau riche
  • parvenue
  • social climber
  • status seeker
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.