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philistine

[fil-uh-steen, -stahyn] [ˈfɪləˌstin, -ˌstaɪn]
noun
  • a smug, ignorant person who is seen as being indifferent or antagonistic to artistic and cultural values
  • adjective
  • boorishly uncultured; barbarous
  • "That philistine barely picked up a book in his life; all he read was the society pages, to see who married whom; and now he's suddenly Mr. Culture!"