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Definition of Bourgeois


  1. A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type.
  2. A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class.
  3. Characteristic of the middle class, as in France.

Bourgeois Quotations

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Karl Marx

I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
Michael Caine

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
Hermann Hesse

We can say farewell to 10 years of bourgeois rule... now we have the opportunity to change Denmark.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

I remember my father, who was 'somebody' in the synagogue, bringing home with him one of the poor men who waited outside to be chosen to share the Passover meal. These patriarchal manners I remember well, although there was about them an air of bourgeois benevolence which was somewhat comic.
Jacob Epstein
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Bourgeois Translations

bourgeois in Dutch is burgerlijk
bourgeois in French is roturier
bourgeois in Latin is civis
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