Phi·lis·tine /ˈfɪləˌstin; fəˈlɪstən, ˌtin; ˈfɪləstən/
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]
1. Of or pertaining to the Philistines.
2. Uncultured; commonplace.
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