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Synonyms for nabob

Synonyms for nabob

a governor in India during the Mogul empire

a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)

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It has to somehow assimilate the threat posed by this surly India-returned nabob, with his exotic wealth and his crude determination to become part of that elite, one way or another.
Thomas Metcalfe (1795-1853) epitomized the ideal Nabob who managed to strike a balance between an English way of life and native elite practices.
The Nabob exemplifies this overlooked Irish sub-genre and it is gratifying to see its reclamation and diligent annotation and exposition by John Wilson Foster.
Plays analyzed are by Moliere, Samuel Foote's The Nabob, Elizabeth Inchbald's The Mogul Tale, and Mariana Starke's The Sword of Peace.
The author's skill at portraying personalities at all levels, from nabob to barefoot seaman, makes this especially interesting.
'Overnight, the simpering Bambi narcissist became not only the loveliest woman of the century but also the Queen of Hearts, the Nabob of Sob.
To protect minority ownership and program diversity, the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) filed comments against further deregulation with the FCC in January.
Can self-righteous media nabob Safire and his merry band of privacy pirates at the Times be trusted to report fairly on privacy when their own paper is a cookie monster?
One thinks of the clergyman's younger son who acquired an East India Company's cadetship, and returned as a Nabob. Or of the clergyman's son who rose from midshipman to Admiral by the time of Trafalgar.
My favourite is "Nabob" with wide-mouthed crimson flowers as shiny as Chinese lacquer.
the Nabob of Arcot's Private Debts to Europeans, delivered in Commons on February 28, 1785, surveyed the same evidence in a more formal way.
She received the Nabob Foods Limited Undergraduate Scholarship in 1980.
Most often, the gentleman merchant, an emblem of stewardship, charity, and social rectitude, was contrasted with the nouveau riche trader, nabob, or manufacturer who was increasingly associated with extravagance, philistinism, and the destabilization of the social order.
His full social life over the years 1863-65 (until Morny's death) provided him with the material that he analyzed mercilessly in Le Nabab (1877; The Nabob).
Correct behaviour could be suggested by focusing on the opposite: the gentleman contrasted with the nabob and businessman.