Upstart synonyms

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A person who has or likes to have adventures
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A person who has suddenly acquired wealth or power, esp. one who is not fully accepted socially by the class associated with the higher position; upstart
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A person who attaches great importance to wealth, social position, etc., having or displaying contempt for his or her inferiors and admiration for superiors
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A claimant to a throne
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One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.
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One who has recently become rich, especially one who flaunts newly acquired wealth.
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Persons or families that have recently become wealthy.
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(Politics, collectively) The middle class.
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Someone who tries to improve their social standing, especially by means of obsequious behaviour
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(Idiomatic) A newcomer; a novice; an upstart.
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A person who has recently attained high position or great power but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart.
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(Informal) A person or thing that shows promise of being a success
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(Dated, pejorative) An impudent or mischievous person.
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Something that grows very quickly or seems to appear suddenly.
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Like or characteristic of a parvenue
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A bed
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Find another word for upstart. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for upstart, like: adventurer, parvenu, snob, pretender, new rich, status seeker, opportunist, nouveau-riche, bourgeois gentilhomme (French), would-be gentleman and newly-rich.