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Synonyms for upstart
ˈʌpˌstɑrt; ʌpˈstɑrtup·start

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  1. upstartnoun

    arriviste, parvenu, nouveau riche

  2. upstartadjective

    self-important and presumptuous

    arriviste, parvenu, nouveau riche

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  1. upstart

    That which is new has lately come into existence, possession, or use; a new house is just built, or in a more general sense is one that has just come into the possession of the present owner or occupant. Modern denotes that which has begun to exist in the present age, and is still existing; recent denotes that which has come into existence within a comparatively brief period, and may or may not be existing still. Modern history pertains to any period since the middle ages; modern literature, modern architecture, etc., are not strikingly remote from the styles and types prevalent to-day. That which is late is somewhat removed from the present, but not far enough to be called old. That which is recent is not quite so sharply distinguished from the past as that which is new; recent publications range over a longer time than new books. That which is novel is either absolutely or relatively unprecedented in kind; a novel contrivance is one that has never before been known; a novel experience is one that has never before occurred to the same person; that which is new may be of a familiar or even of an ancient sort, as a new copy of an old book. Young and youthful are applied to that which has life; that which is young is possessed of a comparatively new existence as a living thing, possessing actual youth; that which is youthful manifests the attributes of youth. (Compare YOUTHFUL.) Fresh applies to that which has the characteristics of newness or youth, while capable of deterioration by lapse of time; that which is unworn, unspoiled, or unfaded; as, a fresh countenance, fresh eggs, fresh flowers. New is opposed to old, modern to ancient, recent to remote, young to old, aged, etc.

    See synonyms for OLD.

    fresh, juvenile, late, modern, new, new-fangled, new-fashioned, new-made, novel, recent, young, youthful

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  1. upstart

    plebeian, mushroom

    personage, patrician

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  1. upstartnoun

    an arrogant or presumptuous person

    kip, parvenu, arriviste, nouveau-riche


  2. upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arrivistenoun

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

    kip, parvenu, arriviste, nouveau-riche


  3. kip, upstartadjective

    a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright

    kip, parvenu, arriviste, nouveau-riche


  4. nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart(a)adjective

    characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position


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  1. upstartnoun

    PARVENU, snob, mushroom, pretentious fellow, pretender to gentility

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  1. upstartnoun

    parvenu, snob, mushroom

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  1. Dean Spanos:

    Simply put, Chargers NFL would not be what Chargers NFL is today without the vision of Barron Hilton, a founding father and charter member of the upstart AFL's sarcastically self-dubbed' Foolish Club,' Barron Hilton was a pioneering leader, risk-taking entrepreneur, prolific philanthropist, devoted family man and, of course, anything but foolish.

  2. Pat Riley:

    From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.

  3. Anthony Albanese:

    Australians hold Queen Elizabeth in respect and affection, even as the bond between our nations is no longer what it was at the dawn of her reign, it’s no longer parent and young upstart. We stand as equals. More importantly, we stand as friends.

  4. Gerald Eskenazi:

    Don't forget, this still was the Sixties, long hair was controversial and the establishment was being given a battle from upstart newcomers, the symbolism was perfect, and it was all there.

  5. Ramon Salaverria:

    Some media outlets that are only three or four years old have managed to very quickly pick up a big chunk of the audience, in the past few years it's become clear that upstart political parties have won over voters from traditional parties, and it's happening in the media too.

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