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    philistine

    philistine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word philistine

    Definition
    (noun) a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
    Synonyms : anti-intellectual , lowbrow
    Definition
    (noun) a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC Definition
    (adj) of or relating to ancient Philistia or its culture or its people Definition
    (adj) smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values
    Synonyms : anti-intellectual
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for philistine

break it into PHIL(feel)+TINE(tiny)...those who feel over tiny things are NARROW MINDED.

heard of palestine gang? they are narrow minded and uncultured..

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philistine...piliste ne palukutadu.. narrow minded person

easy mnemonic - phil is teen = phil's parents would be narrow minded and wouldn't allow her to wear short clothes as she is a teen

palestine = muslims. Muslims are stereotyped as narrow-minded, devoid of respect for other's culture etc.

Those who are not pristine,dey are philistine

phil - love or attraction to, stein - common jewish last name. Jews are considered to be guided by materialism and not intellectual or artistic values.

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