Philistine

Definition of Philistine

Phi`lis´tine
n.1.A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.
2.A bailiff.
3.A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the Philistines.
2.Uncultured; commonplace.

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