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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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For hard-up Sharon her husband Chris's crime comes as no surprise but Tracey, who'd been living a nouveau-riche dream life in Chigwell, is shell-shocked to find her beloved Darryl could be a criminal.
91 percent of all price cuts in the borough during the second quarter took place in either Murray Hill, Carnegie Hill, Sutton Place, Lenox Hill or Yorkville, according to StreetEasy, pointing possible to continued market change where once the tony neighborhoods on the East Side have fallen out of fashion among the nouveau-riche.
There have also been reports of big-money offers from nouveau-riche Ligue 1 sides Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.
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.