I recently looked up the meaning of bourgeois. All these years I’ve thought of it as excessively materialistic as that is how it seems to be thrown around in the books I’ve read. Almost exclusively as a derogatory epithet. According to Merriam-Webster it almost certainly describes me!
I think I was already an adult when I finally read the word “bourgeois” when I had access to a dictionary– the context of “person who opposes an action I want, in a largely passive way” was usually clear enough– and was similarly shocked to find that it meant, roughly, normal, decent people.