Definition of philistinism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

philistinism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪstɪnɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪstɪnɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
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the fact of not liking or understanding art, literature, music, etc. the philistinism of the tabloid press