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bourgeois (adj) belonging to the middle class (of society).

Middle class people who give importance to status, possessions, and traditional way of life are bourgeois. The word is usually not liked by those to whom it is applied. In the opinion of economists and social scientists, the bourgeois class likes to be very conventional and is against any change in the social system. They are not in favor of any revolutionary trends. In politics they support the capitalist class.

  • According to the supporters of scientific socialism, bourgeois attitudes and tendencies act against the interests of the working classes and are opposed to change.
  • The bourgeois tendency is best reflected in the middle class interest in status and possessions, and its holding on to a false sense of prestige and traditional beliefs.
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