July 6th, 2021

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Tuesday word: Bourgeois

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Bourgeois (noun, adjective)
bour·geois [boor-zhwah, boor-zhwah; French boor-zhwa]


noun plural bour·geois
1. a member of the middle class.
2. a person whose political, economic, and social opinions are believed to be determined mainly by concern for property values and conventional respectability.
3. a shopkeeper or merchant.

adjective
4. belonging to, characteristic of, or consisting of the middle class.
5. conventional; middle-class.
6. dominated or characterized by materialistic pursuits or concerns.

WORDS RELATED TO BOURGEOIS
materialistic, conservative, common, conventional, illiberal, middle-class, traditional, hidebound, old-line

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Origin: 1555–65; < Middle French; Old French borgeis burgess

HOW TO USE BOURGEOIS IN A SENTENCE
This book is nearly encyclopedic in its accounting of the pleasures of modern bourgeois American life.
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Bourgeois said that the actions taken to limit the reach of the term “Stop the Steal” in the election’s immediate aftermath were temporary.
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Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and Cézanne were considered formalistic and bourgeois artists.
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At the same time, he was drawn to the work of future Nobel laureate André Gide, who rebelled against bourgeois conventions and wrote of sensual fulfillment.
DANIEL CORDIER, FRENCH RESISTANCE HERO, DIES AT 100|PHIL DAVISON|NOVEMBER 23, 2020|WASHINGTON POST