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snob

 (snŏb)
n.
1. One who despises, ignores, or is patronizing to those he or she considers inferior.
2. One who is convinced of his or her superiority in matters of taste or intellect.

[Earlier snob, cobbler, lower-class person, one who aspires to social prominence.]

snob′by adj.

snob

(snɒb)
n
1.
a. a person who strives to associate with those of higher social status and who behaves condescendingly to others. Compare inverted snob
b. (as modifier): snob appeal.
2. a person having similar pretensions with regard to his tastes, etc: an intellectual snob.
[C18 (in the sense: shoemaker; hence, C19: a person who flatters those of higher station, etc): of unknown origin]
ˈsnobbery n
ˈsnobbish adj
ˈsnobbishly adv
ˈsnobbishness, ˈsnobbism n
ˈsnobby adj
ˈsnobbily adv

snob

(snɒb)

n.
1. a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending to others.
2. a person who believes himself or herself to have superior tastes and is condescending toward those with different tastes: an intellectual snob.
[1775–85; orig. uncertain]
snob′bish, adj.
snob′by, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snob - a person regarded as arrogant and annoyingsnob - a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

snob

noun elitist, highbrow, social climber She was an intellectual snob.

snob

noun
One who despises people or things regarded as inferior, especially because of social or intellectual pretension:
Informal: snoot.
Translations
povýšenecsnob
snob
snobi
snobsalonard
snob
sznob
snobb, snobbaîur maîur
紳士気取りの俗物
속물
snobassnobiškaisnobiškassnobizmas
snobs
snob
snobb
คนที่คิดว่าตนดีกว่าคนอื่น
züppezüppe kimse
trưởng giả học làm sang

snob

[snɒb] Nsnob mf, esnob mf
he's an intellectual snobpresume de intelectual

snob

[ˈsnɒb] nsnob mf

snob

nSnob m; snob appeal or valueSnobappeal m

snob

[snɒb] nsnob m/f inv
he's an intellectual snob → è uno snob in fatto di cultura

snob

(snob) noun
a person who admires people of high rank or social class, and despises those in a lower class etc than himself. Being a snob, he was always trying to get to know members of the royal family.
ˈsnobbery noun
behaviour, talk etc that is typical of a snob. She couldn't bear her mother's snobbery.
ˈsnobbish adjective
She always had a snobbish desire to live in an area of expensive housing.
ˈsnobbishly adverb
ˈsnobbishness noun

snob

مُتَكَبِر snob snob Snob σνομπ esnob snobi snob snob snob 紳士気取りの俗物 속물 snob snobb snob esnobe, snob сноб snobb คนที่คิดว่าตนดีกว่าคนอื่น züppe trưởng giả học làm sang 势利小人
References in classic literature ?
This young snob was just of age - he was six or seven thousand of his days old - say two million of our years - and he had all the puppy airs that belong to that time of life - that turning-point when a person has got over being a boy and yet ain't quite a man exactly.
But I have not any pride where my pleasure is concerned, and to keep you in the humor to see me--if you must see me only to call me bad names--I will agree to anything you choose; I will admit that I am the biggest snob in Paris.
Hardly any," said Lucy, fearful of being thought a snob.
HIGGINS [grinning, a little taken down] Without accepting the comparison at all points, Eliza, it's quite true that your father is not a snob, and that he will be quite at home in any station of life to which his eccentric destiny may call him.
I suppose I must own that he was from time to time a snob, and from time to time a liar, but I believe that he loved the truth, and would have liked always to respect himself if he could.
And now to come to those qualities in which David excels over Porthos--the first is that he is no snob but esteems the girl Irene (pretentiously called his nurse) more than any fine lady, and envies every ragged boy who can hit to leg.
And then there came to my mind, in a sudden, brilliant flash upon the screen of recollection the picture of Ajor as I had last seen her, and I lived again the delicious moment in which we had clung to one another, lips smothering lips, as I left her to go to the council hall of Al-tan; and I could have kicked myself for the snob and the cad that my thoughts had proven me--me, who had always prided myself that I was neither the one nor the other!
I tell you, sir, that I have a brain of my own and that I should feel myself to be a snob and a slave if I did not use it.
She would n't have believed it of Tom; it was all the doings of that horrid Trix; well, she would n't trouble him any more, if he was such a snob as to be ashamed of her just because she carried bundles and worked for her bread.
The hero heated red-hot with his own triumph, welcomes the poor little snob cheerfully, with a volley of oaths.
Either he would vanish, a thief stealing a coin; or he would sneak back with it virtuously, a snob seeking a reward.
If I run my luck against theirs, and go into school without looking at my lessons, and don't get called up, why am I a snob or a sneak?