arriviste

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  • noun

Synonyms for arriviste

upstart

Synonyms

Synonyms for arriviste

a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

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Further on down the genealogical line, Hugo yon Hofmannsthal grew up as a Catholic, but was conscious of his Jewish ancestry: arrivisme was in the air.
Hogarth trained his eye on the urban corruption of innocence, on social arrivisme and the congress of the streets; Gustave Dore showed us Victorian poverty dwelling "in rags and tears"; and Walter Sickert made the darkness of London gleam with the race for survival embodied in tawdry Camden Town vaudeville.