snobbism


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snob·bism

 (snŏb′ĭz′əm)
n.
Snobbery.

snobbism

the double inclination to ape one’s superiors, often through vulgar ostentation, and to be proud and insolent with one’s inferiors. Also called snobbery. — snob, n. — snobby, snobbish, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snobbism - the trait of condescending to those of lower social statussnobbism - 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
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