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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"Diplomacy is the domain of the mature; not arrogant nouveau-riche," Zarif wrote on his tweeter page on Wednesday.
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. Of the deepest cuts amongst their properties, Central Park South experienced an average discount of 7.3 percent of the purchase price.
There have also been reports of big-money offers from nouveau-riche Ligue 1 sides Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.
Manners have long been a source of tension in the southern Chinese city, with Hong Kongers routinely complaining about what they see as the unrefined social habits of their "nouveau-riche" mainland counterparts.
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.