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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Phi·lis·tine /ˈfɪləˌstin; fəˈlɪstən, ˌtin; ˈfɪləstən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phi·lis·tine n.
 1. A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.
 2. A bailiff. [Cant, Eng.] [Obs.]
 3. A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests. [Recent]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phi·lis·tine, a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the Philistines.
 2. Uncultured; commonplace.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relatin to ancient Philistia or the the culture of the
      2: smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and
         cultural values [syn: anti-intellectual]
      n 1: a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits [syn:
      2: a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient philistia
         around the 12th century BC