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  • adj.coarse
  • nounboor

synonyms for Philistine

  • barbarian
  • base
  • bawdy
  • blue
  • common
  • crude
  • foul
  • gross
  • low
  • mean
  • offensive
  • raw
  • ribald
  • rough
  • roughneck
  • vulgarian
  • barbaric
  • boorish
  • brutish
  • cheap
  • churlish
  • crass
  • dirty
  • earthy
  • filthy
  • foul-mouthed
  • gruff
  • ill-bred
  • immodest
  • impolite
  • improper
  • impure
  • incult
  • indelicate
  • inelegant
  • loutish
  • lowbred
  • nasty
  • obscene
  • off-color
  • raffish
  • raunchy
  • rude
  • scatological
  • smutty
  • tacky
  • tasteless
  • uncivil
  • uncivilized
  • uncouth
  • uncultivated
  • uncultured
  • unpolished
  • unrefined
  • vulgar

antonyms for Philistine

MOST RELEVANT
  • chaste
  • clean
  • cultured
  • decent
  • gay
  • good
  • happy
  • healthy
  • high
  • honest
  • kind
  • moral
  • nice
  • noble
  • pleasing
  • polished
  • polite
  • refined
  • sophisticated
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How to use Philistine in a sentence

Before forty there is yet a chance that the budding ninny may desert, and degenerate into a prig, a Philistine, or a physician.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, APRIL 6, 1895VARIOUS
They are a Philistine remodelling of the Biblical drama, in the same style as his historical pictures.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
He may have been a Philistine, as Mr. Symonds calls him, but he was surely a Philistine of genius.
THE PALACE OF PLEASURE, VOLUME 1WILLIAM PAINTER
To console themselves for their failure they have invented the word Philistine, which expresses their contempt for the public.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
The pressure of Philistine conquest at last forced the Israelites with a common voice to "demand a king."
EARLY ISRAEL AND THE SURROUNDING NATIONSARCHIBALD SAYCE
Gaza and the neighbouring cities became the strongholds of the Philistine pirates, and effectually barred the road to Asia.
EARLY ISRAEL AND THE SURROUNDING NATIONSARCHIBALD SAYCE
The Hebrew who wished to sharpen his ploughshare or axe was forced to go to a Philistine city.
EARLY ISRAEL AND THE SURROUNDING NATIONSARCHIBALD SAYCE
The Philistines were driven out of the country, and Saul set up his court in the very spot where a Philistine garrison had stood.
EARLY ISRAEL AND THE SURROUNDING NATIONSARCHIBALD SAYCE
Jonathan and his armour-bearer charged the Philistine garrison and routed hundreds singlehanded.
WHEN THE HOLY GHOST IS COMES. L. BRENGLE
In the Purasati, apparently the most influential of these peoples, may be recognized the origin of the name “Philistine.”
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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