Translation of plebeian in Spanish:


ordinario, adj.

Pronunciation /plɪˈbiːən//pləˈbiən/


  • 1derogatory

    (lacking refinement)
    • This came with being a writer ‘of plebeian origin’.
    • For the moment then, the TV executive who discriminated against me because of my plebeian roots is probably safe to continue discriminating against other cheeky upstarts.
    • At the heart of the movement was a small but determined band of plebeian intellectuals and activists who organized and led the movement and linked it up to national leaders and organizations.
    • Yet he seems oblivious to the fact that he is out of his element in the vulgar, plebeian world of the Victorian stage.
    • Many of these were intellectuals, who had suffered imprisonment and internal exile or lived for periods abroad, whose values were very different from those of plebeian incomers.
    • Throughout the meal, the footmen had been replenishing wine bottles and refreshing beer glasses with brisk regularity, the steady supply of alcohol charging the expectant atmosphere with a soupçon of ruddy-faced plebeian rowdiness.
    • You can also use the more plebeian methods including posting in forums and furnishing articles for the various article directories.
    • In the working-class saloons that lined the roughest sections of late nineteenth-century Chicago, refusing a man's treat violated rules of plebeian sociability and thus frequently triggered brawls.
    • In short, the existence of a long tradition of plebeian radicalism and its cultural and institutional expression are undoubtedly of great significance.
    • Oligarchies are established through these alliances and society is divided between patrician rulers and plebeian slaves.
    • Bystanders, assailants, and victims typically attributed deadly saloon brawls to violations of or challenges to the rules of plebeian culture.
    • This is a point of view which is all too familiar and one which, to use a distressingly plebeian phrase, gets right up my nose.
    • If realism is bourgeois for Lukács, it is plebeian for Auerbach.
    • After 1848 plebeian intellectuals and activists in Ashton and other localities retreated into the quietist world of democratic dinners, lectures, and education.
    • For example, the decline of ‘low dives,’ where working-class men had celebrated toughness and ferocity, undercut some of the aggressive rituals of plebeian culture.
    • Her case studies only work if a crucial element, ‘custom,’ is defined as habitual practice or used to refer to plebeian feasts and festivals.
    • His feet are, after all, a rather plebeian size 10.
    • For him, elites abandoned the customary culture, and it became largely plebeian after 1750.
    • He was also vigilant in his study of young plebeian women bathing.
    • Chiefly, such activities were processional - arrivals of ambassadors and potentates, with plebeian doings relegated to the wings.
    • From my plebeian perch in rural Mississippi, I have observed the actions of this administration with a kind of detached concern.
    • It is terrible, this aggressively plebeian culture that celebrates itself for being plebeian.
    • Amid abandoned houses, plebeian hovels and piles of refuse and sewage, there were government offices, arms factories, official warehouses, and active markets.
    • How quaint to find this plebeian trait alive and well in Starkey.
    • The traditional plebeian population, with its long radical ‘producerist’ traditions, had to confront the competition of these new immigrants at the same time that their trades were being deskilled or replaced by machine production.
    • Nothing bought matches the home-chosen, home-grown and freshly picked, from the exotic - bursting figs and peaches - down to the plebeian potato.
    • The use of colour is striking, jumping from violent red and black to smudgy warm interiors that contain artistic treasures, or the white utilitarian rooms of plebeian offices.
    • Yet the book itself is also ‘low-descended’ - modest in its stylistic pretensions and happy to risk a plebeian status as an unrefined work.
  • 2

    • He was plebeian aedile 199 and praetor 198, when he may have carried the Porcian law which extended the right of provocatio (appeal to the people against the action of a magistrate) to cases of scourging.
    • Plebeian children would follow in the career of their parents.
    • In the larger cities (above all Rome and Ostia) there were also examples of more plebeian housing, generally small in size and located on the first floor of the large residences that occupied entire city blocks.
    • Offices required popular election, and tribunes represented a plebeian constituency.


  • 1derogatory

    (common person)
    ordinario masculine
    ordinaria feminine
  • 2

    plebeyo masculine
    plebeya feminine