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  • adj. philistine

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, or exhibiting, Philistinism; Philistine.


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  • I think Sassy's basic error in her questioning and line of defense is that she was criticizing something she didn't bother to study in-depth, thus she came off "philistinic," in the words of Exie Abola.

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  • And the alcoholism of this deeply feroucious and philistinic society, and proudly so, ressembles in my mind some of the stereotypes of the USSR.


  • Worthy M. Perichon, of prosaic, not to say philistinic fame, had, as we remember, his travels immortalized in a painting where a colossal Perichon in front almost completely eclipsed a tiny M.nt Blanc behind.

    The Soul of the Far East

  • Heeding a call given by the Viswa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) and Bajrang Dal (group in the name of Hindu mythological figure, Hanuman), two affiliates of the Hindu radicalist organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Force) and its political wing, Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People's Party), this violent group of religious thugs attacked a 14th century mosque in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh to destroy it thoroughly in a classic show of philistinic rage reminiscent of the Middle Ages.

    Pinaki Bhattacharya: Catharsis in Waiting


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