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

2 senses of philistine

Sense 1
philistine, anti-intellectual, lowbrow -- (a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits)
       => plebeian, pleb -- (one of the common people)

Sense 2
Philistine -- (a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC)
       => inhabitant, habitant, dweller, denizen, indweller -- (a person who inhabits a particular place)

Antonyms of adj philistine

1 of 2 senses of philistine

Sense 2
anti-intellectual, philistine -- (smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values)

INDIRECT (VIA nonintellectual) -> intellectual -- (appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature")

Similarity of adj philistine

2 senses of philistine

Sense 1
Philistine -- (of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people)

Sense 2
anti-intellectual, philistine -- (smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values)
       => nonintellectual (vs. intellectual) -- (not intellectual)

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