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1‘the hostility towards him was shared by plebeians and gentry alike’
proletarian, commoner, common person, man in the street, person in the street, woman in the street, working-class person, worker, working person
informal, derogatory pleb, prole
aristocrat, noble, patrician
1‘people of plebeian descent’
lower-class, low-class, working-class, proletarian, common, peasant, mean, humble, lowly, low, of low birth, low-born, low-ranking, ignoble, undistinguished
aristocratic, noble, patrician
2‘a man of plebeian tastes’
uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined, lowbrow, philistine, uneducated, unpolished, provincial, rustic
coarse, uncouth, crass, common, vulgar, base, boorish, gross
British informal non-U
refined, cultivated, sophisticated
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