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Definition of philistine:

  1. A bailiff.
  2. A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.
  3. A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests.
  4. Uncultured; commonplace.


boor, chuff, conventionalist, pedant, nonintellectual, follower, barbarian, lowbrow, sycophant, good, anti-intellectual, vulgarian, Yahoo, churl.

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