Definition of 'bourgeois'
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There is no youthful revolution against bourgeois values. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The whiff of rebellion against bourgeois convention appeals to the fashionably rebellious bourgeoisie. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He came back like the good bourgeois that he was. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And what a piece of petit bourgeois mediocrity it is. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By the standard of past royal marriages he is a model of bourgeois respectability. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was "democratic" reform within the limits of bourgeois society. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)He feared that it would be too shocking for bourgeois society and his daughters. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Perhaps the idea of a self is a modern, bourgeois contrivance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was a bourgeois revolution of a sort, but a failed one. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)Now it is about that old bourgeois value, good housekeeping. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Indeed, to disguise a subversive anarchist bomb as bourgeois respectability. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Perhaps bourgeois society and marriage aren't to blame at all. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was a solidly bourgeois family, and proud of it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)By missing out on a bourgeois revolution like Russia, we failed to properly evolve. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Work, like other considerations of a bourgeois society, is very little discussed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When he came out of prison, he gave up political activism for the anonymity and stability of a bourgeois French family life. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Before he met her, he was more sports fan than politician, born into a bourgeois family with no interest in politics. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: bourgeois ADJECTIVE
If you describe people, their way of life, or their attitudes as bourgeois, you disapprove of them because you consider them typical of conventional middle-class people.
He's accusing them of having a bourgeois and limited vision.
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