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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
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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 ?
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.
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.
In about a quarter of an hour Mr Chuckster (with a pen behind his ear and his face inflamed with wine) appeared at the door, and condescending to address Kit by the jocose appellation of 'Young Snob,' informed him that the visitors were coming out.
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?
The hero heated red-hot with his own triumph, welcomes the poor little snob cheerfully, with a volley of oaths.
He was a snob, and so conceited, and he did say such unkind things.
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!
It has been said that by reason of writing so much about snobs that Thackeray came to see snobbishness where there was none.
Were you tarred with the same brush as those canting snobs who doomed a poor old man to a living death?
Tom had no handkerchief, and he looked upon boys who had as snobs.
We are not such snobs as to think better or worse of a bee because it can claim kinship with the
Don't be too hard on the aristocrats themselves if their heads are as weak as ours would be, and they are snobs about their own sorrows.