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philistine (noun) one who dislikes or is ignorant of art, literature, music, etc..

A philistine is indifferent to art, literature, music, etc., and is not capable of appreciating them. A philistine is totally materialistic and concentrates on the physical pleasure of the world.

  • The philistine that he is, he has no ear for music. He rarely listens to music and does not show interest in art or literature. All that interests him is money and the comforts that it can buy.
  • She dedicated all her life to the pursuit of music, and is very much drawn to it. It is amazing how she is wedded to a philistine husband whose only passion is earning money and enjoying luxuries.
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