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Definition of Philistine


  1. A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.
  2. A bailiff.
  3. A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests.
  4. Of or pertaining to the Philistines.
  5. Uncultured; commonplace.
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Philistine Translations

philistine in Afrikaans is Filistyn
philistine in Dutch is Filistijn
philistine in Spanish is filisteo