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philistine

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɪl.ɪ.staɪn/  us   /-stiːn/ disapproving
a person who refuses to see the beauty or the value of art or culture: I wouldn't have expected them to enjoy a film of that quality anyway - they're just a bunch of philistines!
Translations of “philistine”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對文化藝術無知的人, 沒有文化修養的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对文化艺术无知的人, 没有文化修养的人…
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