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philistine

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a person who is chiefly interested in material comfort and is hostile or indifferent to art and culture
  • the town's philistines who think that spending on the arts is a waste of taxpayers' money

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philistine

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“Philistine.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/philistine. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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