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plebeian (adj) of the ordinary lower social classes believed to be lacking culture or taste.

A plebeian audience is an audience of low social classes lacking in culture, education and taste. A movie for the plebeian is a movie that satisfies the ordinary people and not the intellectual or the refined. A plebeian speech is an ordinary speech not so exciting to intellectuals.

  • In spite of its success, the movie was dubbed by many critics as utterly plebeian; they felt there was nothing in it to impress the more refined section of film goers.
  • Those who pretend refinement and culture dismiss pop music as plebeian, not for the ear of people with a taste for better music.
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