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Adjective: philistine  'fi-lu,steen [N. Amer], 'fi-li,stIn [Brit]
  1. Smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values
    - anti-intellectual
Noun: philistine  'fi-lu,steen [N. Amer], 'fi-li,stIn [Brit]
  1. A person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
    - anti-intellectual, lowbrow
Adjective: Philistine  'fi-lu,steen [N. Amer], 'fi-li,stIn [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people
Noun: Philistine  'fi-lu,steen [N. Amer], 'fi-li,stIn [Brit]
  1. A member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

Derived forms: Philistines, philistines

See also: nonintellectual, unintellectual

Type of: denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant, pleb, plebeian

Encyclopedia: Philistine