pertaining or belonging to the proletariat.
(in ancient Rome) belonging to the lowest or poorest class of the people.
a member of the proletariat.
- pro·le·tar·i·an·ly, adverb
- pro·le·tar·i·an·ness, noun
- half-pro·le·tar·i·an, adjective
- non·pro·le·tar·i·an, adjective, noun
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How to use proletarian in a sentence
This wouldn’t be the first time BMW took some good cues from the generally proletarian Suzuki.
Dos Passos interweaved the stories of his more proletarian subjects with biographies of some well-known Americans.
Am I going to get a "knock on the door" asking me to explain how Fidel's proletarian paradise knew so much about the Poll Tax?
Socialists are very anxious to disassociate these from the "proletarian" Sunday-schools which teach atheism.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
It should be obvious that a proletarian state would be tempted by this precedent.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
I shall always think of him in his proletarian grey woollen underdrawers and undershirt.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
Whether capitalist or proletarian, reformer or liberal, we have all along been behaving and thinking in soviet fashion.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
Their support for a genuinely proletarian revolution can hardly be expected, on Loria's own theory.Karl Marx | Achille Loria
British Dictionary definitions for proletarian
of, relating, or belonging to the proletariat
a member of the proletariat
- proletarianism, noun
- proletarianness, noun
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