Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun parvenu

1 sense of parvenu

Sense 1
upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste -- (a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class)
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Antonyms of adj parvenu

2 senses of parvenu

Sense 1
nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart (prenominal) -- (characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position)

INDIRECT (VIA pretentious) -> unpretentious -- (lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor")

Sense 2
parvenu, parvenue -- (of or characteristic of a parvenu)

INDIRECT (VIA new) -> old -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")

Similarity of adj parvenu

2 senses of parvenu

Sense 1
nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart (prenominal) -- (characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position)
       => pretentious (vs. unpretentious) -- (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition")

Sense 2
parvenu, parvenue -- (of or characteristic of a parvenu)
       => new (vs. old) -- (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World")

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