nouveau-riche


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Synonyms for nouveau-riche

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

characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

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The old-school supporters - with one staging a solo pitch invasion - were more like the 1970s inhabitants of the Shed than the nouveau-riche fans of the new millennium at Stamford Bridge.
But while viewers sympathised with her reduced circumstances, it was her sparky relationship with nouveau-riche businessman Richard DeVere which caught the imagination of the nation.
In twelve large, exquisitely staged, and sumptuously shot tableaux, a motley cast of performers--characters include Columbine, the Lover, the Trickster, an ex-gladiator Strong Man, the Poet, and a little girl--moves through dilapidated tennis courts and nouveau-riche colonnades, poolside bacchanals and sylvan executions on a pilgrimage to the sea.
It and nouveau-riche Chelsea are the only Barclaycard Premiership clubs in a position to spend big money on the squads.
It was with these edifices that the nouveau-riche Americans, regarded haughtily by high-born creoles (locals of European descent), made grand pleas for acceptance.
Bridging the time span and adroitly connecting the plots of the two parts, as it were, are some strange persons and objects used as leitmotivs, the most important being a valuable Venetian mirror stolen from the rich Nehama's townhouse by the unscrupulous and rapacious mayor in 1944, which reappears some twenty years later in the nouveau-riche house of his amoral son Anghelos.