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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise;
[syn: businessperson, bourgeois]

2. a member of the middle class;
[syn: bourgeois, burgher]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. (according to Marxist thought) being of the property-owning class and exploitive of the working class;

2. conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class;
- Example: "a bourgeois mentality"
[syn: bourgeois, conservative, materialistic]

3. belonging to the middle class;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bourgeois \Bour*geois"\, n. [From a French type founder named Bourgeois, or fr. F. bourgeois of the middle class; hence applied to an intermediate size of type between brevier and long primer: cf. G. bourgeois, borgis. Cf. Burgess.] (Print.) A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bourgeois \Bour*geois"\, n. [F., fr. bourg town; of German origin. See Burgess.] A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class. [France.] [1913 Webster] a. Characteristic of the middle class, as in France. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

capitalistic \capitalistic\ adj. 1. Of or relating to capitalism or capitalists. capitalistic methods and incentives Syn: capitalist. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Favoring or practicing capitalism. [Narrower terms: bourgeois] socialistic Syn: capitalist. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bourgeois adj 1: (according to Marxist thought) being of the property- owning class and exploitive of the working class 2: conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality" [syn: bourgeois, conservative, materialistic] 3: belonging to the middle class n 1: a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise [syn: businessperson, bourgeois] 2: a member of the middle class [syn: bourgeois, burgher]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "bourgeois": Babbitt, Babbittish, Cockney, Everyman, John Smith, Middle American, Philistine, accordant, anal, anal character, arriviste, average, average man, big-city man, boor, bounder, burgess, burgher, cad, campy, capitalist, churl, city dweller, city man, city slicker, clown, common, common man, commoner, commonplace, compulsive, compulsive character, concordant, conformer, conformist, conventional, conventionalist, corresponding, epicier, exurbanite, formalist, formalistic, free-enterprise, garden, garden-variety, general, greedy, groundling, guttersnipe, harmonious, high-camp, homely, homespun, hooligan, ill-bred fellow, in accord, in keeping, in line, in step, individualistic, kitschy, kosher, little fellow, little man, looby, lout, low fellow, low-camp, materialistic, methodologist, middle-class, middle-class type, model child, money-hungry, mucker, no great shakes, nonsocialistic, normal, nouveau riche, oppidan, ordinary, organization man, orthodox, parrot, parvenu, peasant, pedant, pedantic, perfectionist, philistine, plastic, plastic person, pleb, plebeian, pop, popular, precisian, precisianist, precisianistic, private-enterprise, proletarian, propertied, public, regular, ribald, roturier, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, sheep, square, straight, stuffy, suburban, suburbanite, teenybopper, townee, towner, townfolk, townfolks, townsman, townspeople, townswoman, traditionalist, trimmer, unexceptional, unnoteworthy, unremarkable, unspectacular, upstart, uptight, urbanite, usual, vernacular, villager, villageress, vulgarian, vulgarist, working-class, yes-man, yokel