Pronunciation: (fil'u-stēn", -stīn", fi-lis'tin, -tēn),[key] —n. 1. (sometimes cap.) a person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic refinement, etc., or is contentedly commonplace in ideas and tastes.
2. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia.
—adj. 1. (sometimes cap.) lacking in or hostile to culture.
2. smugly commonplace or conventional.
3. (cap.) of or belonging to the ancient Philistines.