snob appeal

snob appeal

n.
Qualities that seem to substantiate social or intellectual pretensions.
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Well, this is not your ordinary crossover SUV, it has class and snob appeal. It's one vehicle that really speaks volumes on its own, just give it a chance to speak to you.
Part of the attraction, after all, is the snob appeal of being able to own and appreciate the best in music reproduction.
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Other than price, my most important criterion is snob appeal. Forget about aesthetics or beauty or connoisseurship.
Unfortunately, these menus may prove to have more snob appeal than gourmet appeal.
Farmers markets have always held snob appeal for urban foodies seeking organic produce.
Over-positioning intertwined with snob appeal helped the campaign gain popularity yet the desired result of making expected sales was not achieved.
Other Food Channel predictions include growth for American ethic and regional favorites; "food vetting," a demand for Fair Trade, organics, and other "better-for-you" products; "mainstreaming sustainability," the call for locally sourced and seasonable foods; more functional" foods with added nutrients and health benefits; "snob appeal," combining exotic or expensive ingredients with everyday items to appeal to "foodies"; and personalizing and individual portions.
Often the clothes were absolutely identical, even sourced from the self-same factories in the Far East; yet the price differentials were huge, and all based on the relative snob appeal of each retailer's label.
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Part of the Prius sedan's snob appeal is its complexity.
When she continues, she quells any thought that snob appeal is her artistic forte.