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unwashed

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unwashed

  1. belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank <a TV producer who knew what the unwashed masses wanted—and unhestitatingly gave it to them> Synonyms baseborn, common, humble, inferior, low, lowborn, lower-class, low-life, lowly, lumpen, mean, plebeian, prole, proletarian, ignoble, vulgarRelated Words bourgeois, middle-class; plain, poor, simple, working-class; déclassé, down-market, downscaleNear Antonyms eminent, illustrious, notable, prominentAntonyms aristocratic, blue-blooded, genteel, gentle, grand, great, high, highborn, highbred, lofty, noble, partrician, upper-class, upper-crust, wellborn




unwashed

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of unwashed

  1. people looked down upon as ignorant and of the lowest class <Aunt Edna was fond of snootily reminding us that we need not take our manners from the great unwashed> Synonyms proletariat, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, rabbleRelated Words dregs; commoners, commons, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, populace, public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working classNear Antonyms elect, establishment; gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), nobility, peerageAntonyms A-list, aristocracy, elite, gentry, quality, society, upper class, upper crust




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