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philistinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɪl·əˌstin, fəˈlɪs·tin/ disapproving
a ​person who ​enjoys only ​popularentertainment but does not ​appreciateart, ​literature, or ​music of high ​quality
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philistinenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɪl.ɪ.staɪn/  us   /ˈfɪl.ɪ.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 ​qualityanyway - they're just a ​bunch of philistines!

Philistinenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɪl.ɪ.staɪn/  us   /ˈfɪl.ɪ.stiːn/
one of a ​race of ​people who ​lived in the ​area near the ​coast of the ​southeastMediterranean in ​ancienttimes and were often at ​war with the Israelites
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