snobbishness


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snob·bish

 (snŏb′ĭsh)
adj.
Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.

snob′bish·ly adv.
snob′bish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snobbishness - the trait of condescending to those of lower social statussnobbishness - the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
clannishness, cliquishness, exclusiveness - tendency to associate with only a select group
Translations
تَكَبُّر، إزْدِهاء
snobismus
snobbethed
snobbháttur
snobizmus
züppelik

snobbishness

[ˈsnɒbɪʃnɪs] Nsnobismo m, esnobismo m

snobbishness

[ˈsnɒbɪʃnɪs] nsnobisme m

snobbishness

nSnobismus m, → Versnobtheit f (inf)

snobbishness

[ˈsnɒbɪʃnɪs] nsnobismo

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
References in classic literature ?
But consider the waste in time and energy incidental to making ten thousand varieties of a thing for purposes of ostentation and snobbishness, where one variety would do for use
And what is to become of you when I am not here to get you out of your scrapes, or of Gertrude without me to check her inveterate snobbishness, is more than I can foresee.
The disappointment was not occasioned by the sentiment ordinarily defined as snobbishness, but by old New York's sense of what was due to it when it risked its dignity in foreign lands.
He could not make me out when I criticised the style of Dickens; and when I praised Thackeray's style to the disadvantage of Dickens's he could only accuse me of a sort of aesthetic snobbishness in my preference.
She was a loyal little soul, crystal-free from any form of snobbishness.
He was brave, and even if his snobbishness earned for him the nickname of the "Old English Baron," his comrades admired his spirit, and in the end, instead of being unpopular, he led-- often to mischief.
The Germanic (Anglo-Saxon and 'Danish') element explains, then, why uneducated Englishmen of all times have been thick-headed, unpleasantly self-assertive, and unimaginative, but sturdy fighters; and the Norman strain why upper-class Englishmen have been self-contained, inclined to snobbishness, but vigorously aggressive and persevering, among the best conquerors, organizers, and administrators in the history of the world.
Their Winery U offers a series of decidedly non-pretentious classes designed to "wring the snobbishness out of wine.
Snobbishness around dummies causes more pointless stress in motherhood than virtually anything other than snobbishness around breast-feeding.
Almost everything is frowned upon except, perhaps, snobbishness and a strict observance of 'the rules.
The brothers convicted for life for killing businessman Nitish Katara and known for their fiery temper and snobbishness are now friends with most of the inmates.
But he said London's irreverence has always been his inspiration and his escape from the snobbishness of Parisian haute couture.