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noun as in person of lower class

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All of this is profoundly true, and yet I, a plebeian, howled with laughter the whole time I watched it.

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He was born a plebeian, and rose to distinction by his talents, but was ejected from the senate for his profligacy.

And Jansoulet felt the delight of a child, a plebeian joy, compounded of ignorance and naive vanity.

From your weed rose the cloud that no counterblast, royal or plebeian, has ever yet been able to sweep away from the lips of men.

Somehow again the plebeian quality in that hein grated on her, and she could not resist the retort.

“Easy does it” is a phrase plucked from the plebeian lexicon of life, which we recommend for his consideration.


On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plebeian, such as: common, low, mean, ordinary, pedestrian, and proletarian.

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