Déclassé

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Déclassé

 

a person who has forfeited his ties with his social class and its interests but who has not joined another social class.

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I, for one, will sleep much better knowing that I've shed my declasse image.
A quick hello and handshake - any fawning would be strictly declasse.
Au chapitre 2, on apprend que la datcha permet aussi au travailleur << declasse >> de se ressourcer et se refaire une estime de soi grace a un labeur qui fait sens.
The odd thing is that for decades, Yountville was deemed declasse by the rest of the Napa Valley.
Grey hair is declasse amongst retired army officers.
Previously, evangelicalism had been a working-class and middle-class phenomenon; many in the upper class regarded converts as declasse, puritanical whackos.
Education also opened the doors to literary careers, to the dissatisfaction of many male and even female observers, who denounced the phenomenon of the bas bleu, while expressing the fear of creating, through education, a female version of the declasse.
I think extensions are fascinating in and of themselves," he notes, as "sort of an accessible version of what would be declasse, which is wigs.
Nothing as declasse as a catfight grows out of this, but the tension between the two women becomes palpable and explodes in some very observant -- and therefore especially devastating -- accusations.
Kelly, 68, writes, "The kitchen, a room that had previously been treated not only as private, but somewhat declasse, in most homes now shared the front of the house with the living room.
Jules Valles describes the refractaire, irregulier, declasse, and paria, quasi-interchangeable terms for the Bohemian who refuses to conform to bourgeois norms, in only marginally less negative terms:
The Negishiya, a 24-hour honky-tonk, catered to a salad of human types, grifters, hookers, hoods, gangsters, pimps, hustlers, boots, and gobs--the flotsam and jetsam of the postwar wasteland--and the writers, actors and directors come to soak up its declasse atmosphere.