parvenue

Definitions of parvenue
  1. adjective
    of or characteristic of a parvenu
    synonyms: parvenu
    new
    not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
  2. adjective
    characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    synonyms: nouveau-riche, parvenu, upstart
    pretentious
    making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
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