lumpenproletariat : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  (Marxism) the unorganized lower levels of the proletariat who are not interested in revolutionary advancement

  • He put the lump in lumpenproletariat.
  • This damaged soul lives among others of Hollywood's lumpenproletariat in Gower Gulch, a sort of surrealist Hooverville.
  • But Ensor's waterfront lumpenproletariat look just as subhuman as his judges and police officers.

  • Roger Altman in Reuters
    He is a ferocious competitor, an edgy populist who wins the hearts of his lumpenproletariat countrymen even while he is demolishing the economy, and a supremely ambitious politician who is a threat to the entire post-revolutionary... Gary Sick Times Online Jun 10, 2008 59851 79802 lumpy Investment banking is lumpy by nature and also characterized by periodic down cycles," said Chief Executive Roger Altman. "We will have occasional weak quarters, and this was one of them."

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