Definition of 'middle class'
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Many argue that they are the preserve of the middle classes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not just the middle class who suffer in this way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All this makes me firmly middle class. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those from the middle classes who have to earn back loan money can't go there. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not just the middle classes who are suffering, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For example, the ageing population and growing middle class around the world will ensure a rising demand for medical supplies and treatments. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I am, indeed, about as solidly middle class as they come. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the social exclusivity of the upper middle classes? Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were lower middle class and class seems to have loomed large in their domestic conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)True middle class people were said to hire domestic help like cleaners and gardeners. The Sun (2008)The middle classes may not be immune from the effects. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her targets are the icons of middle age and the middle classes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those middle classes new to skiing are right to be nervous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now we are seeing it in the middle classes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The middle classes are the first to deny that they are a class at all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He can just about get away with saying he is upper middle class. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is intensely lower middle class to eat cake with a fork. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My mother thought acting was middle class and she didn't think real people did that. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A great deal can be said for the "middle class" in business as well as in society. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)One reason for the slow pace of reform has been the absence of a sizeable middle class to seek political rights that match their economic clout. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Therefore, the bourgeoisie and the urban middle classes were sometimes seen as objectively progressive and potentially revolutionary in the long run. The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)Half of those surveyed said that they were members of the middle class, a social status that was once considered far more rarefied. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the 19th century, the middle classes got in on the act. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All productive resources are owned and controlled by the capitalist and middle classes, with the capitalists controlling big businesses and the middle class controlling many small business. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Comedy on TV is mostly middle-class because the middle class are funny. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Did you have a very middle-class upbringing? Times, Sunday Times (2016)We pull up to his middle-class suburban home. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Both his parents were doctors and he enjoyed a comfortable and middle-class upbringing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The kitchen has become the heart of the middle-class home. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His yellow and purple flag has been firmly nailed to the business of tidying the middle-class home. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are the sort of genteel and gentle upper middle-class family whose manners and good taste recall another time. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was a nice middle-class upbringing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both had enjoyed comfortable middle-class childhoods. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was an au pair to a middle-class British family. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was the urban middle-class family 's dream. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is barely a middle-class home in the nation that hasn't felt his influence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His is not a story of rags to riches, because he was born into a middle-class family. Times, Sunday Times (2011)On the other hand, the more conventional middle-class values of the school emphasized hard work and deferring pleasure. Sociology (1995)In not wanting to betray himself on screen, he shows a strong loyalty to his strict but stable middle-class upbringing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Translations for 'middle class'
British English: middle-class /ˈmɪdlˌklɑːs/ ADJECTIVE
Middle-class people are the people in a society who are not working-class or upper-class, for example managers, doctors, and lawyers.
Most writers come from the middle class.
- American English: middle-class
- Arabic: مِنَ الْطَّبَقَةِ الْوُسْطَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: de classe média
- Chinese: 中产阶级的
- Croatian: srednje klase
- Czech: střední třídy sociologie
- Danish: middelklasse-
- Dutch: burgerlijk
- European Spanish: de clase media
- Finnish: keskiluokkainen
- French: classe moyenne
- German: mittelständisch
- Greek: μεσαίας τάξης
- Italian: borghese
- Japanese: 中流階級の
- Korean: 중산 계급의
- Norwegian: middelklasse-
- Polish: z klasy średniej
- European Portuguese: de classe média
- Romanian: burghezie
- Russian: относящийся к среднему классу
- Spanish: de clase media
- Swedish: medelklass-
- Thai: ชนชั้นกลาง
- Turkish: orta sınıf
- Ukrainian: середній клас
- Vietnamese: thuộc tầng lớp trung lưu
Definition of middle class from the Collins English Dictionary
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