arriviste arriviste


  • (n) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class



  1. An exaggerated claim by an arriviste power responsible merely for updating China's idea.
  2. Whatever its arriviste pretentions, Valencia may also represent a new model for successfully producing opera.
  3. Such arriviste snobbery seems to have hardened Beijing's resolve to do whatever it can to foil its rival.


  • "The honorable people of Egypt despise Obama and consider him an international criminal, and an arriviste politician who serves the Zionist cause in order to get promoted to the highest levels of government," Zawahiri added, according to a...
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Christian Science Monitor

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