Definition of Parvenue

1. Adjective. Characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.

Exact synonyms: Nouveau-riche, Parvenu, Upstart
Similar to: Pretentious
Derivative terms: Nouveau-riche, Parvenu



2. Adjective. Of or characteristic of a parvenu.
Exact synonyms: Parvenu
Similar to: New

Definition of Parvenue

1. Noun. Feminine equivalent of parvenu. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parvenue

1. a woman who is a parvenu [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parvenue

parumbilical
parura
paruras
parure
parures
paruresis
paruretic
parvalbumin
parvalbumins
parvanimities
parvanimity
parve
parvenu
parvenue (current term)
parvenues
parvenus
parvilocular cyst
parvis
parvise
parvises
parvity
parvo
parvocellular
parvolin
parvoline
parvolines
parvolins
parvorder

Literary usage of Parvenue

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1. Treaties Between the Empire of China and Foreign Powers, Together with by China (1906)
"I1 leur sera délivré un certificat spécial constatant le paiement de ce droit et destiné a accompagner la marchandise. Lorsque celle-ci sera parvenue clans ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"Ever since 1830 France had had it dinned into her that in her capacity of a parvenue among the nations—a parvenue, it is true, who in no way blushed at her ..."

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