middle-class

DEFINITIONS OF: middle-class

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adj occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy

Synonyms
bourgeois
belonging to the middle class
bourgeois, conservative, materialistic
conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
lower-middle-class
occupying the lower part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society
upper-middle-class
occupying the upper part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society
Antonyms:
low-class, lower-class
occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
upper-class
occupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society
non-U
not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use
proletarian
belonging to or characteristic of the proletariat
blue-collar, propertyless, wage-earning, working-class
of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
upper-lower-class
occupying the upper part of the lower class
quality
of high social status
propertied, property-owning
owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue
u
(chiefly British) of or appropriate to the upper classes especially in language use
tweedy
(of country gentry) informal, clannish and outdoorsy
wellborn
of good or upper-class lineage
lowborn
of humble birth or origins
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