Philistine is a Biblical insult, much like pharisaic. (Can you define that one?)
In the Bible, the Philistines are a group of bad guys. They're the invaders, the "them" to our "us." And so, today, a philistine is an ignorant commoner. In other words, it's someone with common, lowbrow tastes who doesn't know or care much about arts or culture.
Okay, yes, when you first met her, she was crunching on Doritos straight out of the bag and staring blankly at a daytime talk show as he interviewed a psychic. But I swear she's not a philistine.
Explain the meaning of "philistine" without saying "unrefined" or "uncultured."
Fill in the blank: "Only a philistine would _____."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. One opposite of PHILISTINE is
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