(especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.


different to what is normal or expected; strange; particular, special


give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity:he disguised himself as a girl


legally or officially unable to be considered for a position or benefit.


a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts.

"a philistine government"


lowbrow, anti-intellectual, materialist, bourgeois


anything that urges a person to make greater efforts. He was driven on by the spur of ambition.

on the spur of the moment

suddenly; without previous planning. We decided to go to Paris on the spur of the moment.

spur on

to urge a horse to go faster, using spurs, or a person to make greater efforts. He spurred his horse on; The thought of the prize spurred her on.


  1. (of semi-fluid matter) containing too much liquid; watery "do not make the concrete too sloppy, synonyms: runny, watery, thin, liquid, semi-liquid, mushy, soupy; More antonyms: dry, solid
  2. careless and unsystematic; excessively casual.


a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.

"he has a penchant for adopting stray dogs"

coincide intr.v. co·in·cid·ed, co·in·cid·ing, co·in·cides

  1. To occupy the same relative position or the same area in space.
  2. To happen at the same time or during the same period.
  3. To correspond exactly; be identical.
  4. To agree exactly, as in opinion; concur.