Definition of philistine noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

philistine

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NAmE//ˈfɪləˌstin//
 
(disapproving)
 
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a person who does not like or understand art, literature, music, etc. In artistic matters he's a complete philistine. She dismissed critics of her work as philistines.
philistineadjective
 
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philistine attitudes
philistinism
 
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NAmE//ˈfɪləstiˌnɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable] the philistinism of the tabloid press