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noun as in upstart

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It is at any rate happier than that of the parvenue, unless the mere fact of being arrivée confers any special enjoyment.

"Gentlemen have so much more liberty than we ladies have," says Mrs. Parvenue.

Cette nouvelle tant parvenue Hadjadj, il rpondit: 'Me voil.'

Do you acknowledge yourself a parvenue that you rejoice at the entrance of any one special person into your doors?

And yet there was about her always and under all circumstances, an indescribable flavor of the parvenue.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to parvenue, such as: name-dropper, nouveau riche, social climber, and status seeker.

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