bourgeois
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbɔːʒ.wɑː/, /ˈbʊəʒ.wɑː/
  • (America) IPA: /bu(ɹ)ʒ.ˈwɑː/, /ˈbu(ɹ)ʒ.wɑː/, /ˈbʊəʒ.wɑː/
Adjective

bourgeois

  1. Of or relating to the middle class, (often, pejorative) their presumed overly conventional, conservative, and materialistic values.
    bourgeois opinion
  2. (historical) Of or relating to the bourgeoisie, the third estate of the French Ancien Regime.
  3. (Marxism) Of or relating to the capitalist class, (usually pejorative) the capitalist exploitation of the proletariat.
Synonyms
  • (conventional, conservative) square
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: burguês
  • Russian: буржуа́зный
Noun

bourgeois (uncountable)

  1. (political, collectively, usually, in the plural) The middle class.
  2. (rare) An individual member of the middle class.
  3. (usually, pejorative) A person of any class with bourgeois (i.e., overly conventional and materialistic) values and attitudes.
  4. (history) An individual member of the bourgeoisie, the third estate of the French Ancien Regime.
  5. (Marxism) A capitalist, (usually pejorative) an exploiter of the proletariat.
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: буржуази́я
Translations Translations
  • Russian: обыва́тель
Translations
  • Russian: буржуа́
Translations
  • Russian: капитали́ст
Verb

bourgeois (bourgeoises, present participle bourgeoising; past and past participle bourgeoised)

  1. (transitive) To make bourgeois.
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /bəːˈdʒɔɪs/
  • (America) IPA: /bəɹˈdʒɔɪs/, enPR: bər-ʹjois
Noun

bourgeois (uncountable)

  1. (printing, dated) A size of type between brevier and long primer, standardized as 9-point.
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