VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

4. Extrinsic Affections

Commonalty.

[Antonyms: nobility.]

[Nouns] commonalty, democracy; obscurity; low condition, low life, low society, low company; bourgeoisie; mass of the people, mass of society; Brown Jones and Robinson; lower classes, humbler classes, humbler orders; vulgar herd, common herd; rank and file, hoc genus omne; the many, the general,the crowd, the people, the populace, the multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry; king Mob; proletariat; fruges consumere nati, demos, hoi polloi, great unwashed; man in the street.

mob; rabble, rabble rout; chaff, rout, horde, canaille; scum of the people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society; swinish multitude, foex populi; trash; profanum vulgus, ignobile vulgus; vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail; small fry.

commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican, proletary, proletaire, roturier, Mr. Snooks, bourgeois, epicier, Philistine, cockney; grisette, demimonde.

peasant, countryman, boor, carle, churl; villain, villein; terroe filius; serf, kern, tyke, tike, chuff, ryot, fellah; longshoreman; swain, clown, hind; clod, clodhopper; hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin; plowman, plowboy; rustic, hayseed, lunkhead [U.S.], chaw-bacon, tiller of the soil; hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling; gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin, looby, rube [U.S.], lout, underling; gamin; rough; pot-wallopper, slubberdegullion; vulgar fellow, low fellow; cad, curmudgeon.

upstart, parvenu, skipjack; nobody, nobody one knows; hesterni quirites, pessoribus orti; bourgeois gentilhomme, novus homo, snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer; man of straw.

beggar, gaberlunzie, muckworm, mudlark, sans culotte, raff, tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian, panhandler, sundowner, chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench, scrub, jade; gossoon.

savage, barbarian, Yahoo; unlicked cub, rough diamond.

barbarousness, barbarism; boeotia.

[Verbs] be ignoble, be nobody

[Adjectives] ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly; below par; no great shakes (unimportant) [more]; homely, homespun; vulgar, low-minded; snobbish.

plebeian, proletarian; of low parentage, of low origin, of low extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction; lowborn, baseborn, earthborn; mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks; unknown to fame, obscure, untitled.

rustic, uncivilized; loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish, raffish; rude, unlicked.

barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque; cockney, born within sound of Bow bells.

underling, menial, subaltern.

[Adverbs] below the salt.

[Phrases] dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet [Ovid].

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