petty bourgeois

Origin of petty bourgeois

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby petty bourgeois Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use petty bourgeois in a sentence

  • The Marxian theory has long ago criticized beyond misunderstanding this petty bourgeois-democratic and anarchistic nonsense.

    Bolshevism | John Spargo
  • But this point is always treated adroitly by the bourgeois critics of the Soviet rule and by their petty bourgeois aides.

    Bolshevism | John Spargo
  • Thus a petty-bourgeois subterfuge becomes the solution of Sismondi: putting the dampers on accumulation.

  • We have no desire here to criticise this petty bourgeois Utopia.

    Anarchism and Socialism | George Plechanoff
  • His "League of Egoists" is only the Utopia of a petty bourgeois in revolt.

    Anarchism and Socialism | George Plechanoff