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n. pl. snob·ber·ies
Snobbish behavior or an instance of it.
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(ˈsnɒb ə ri)

n., pl. -ber•ies.
1. snobbish character or conduct.
2. an instance of this.
Often, snob′bism.
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Snobbery, Snobdom

 snobs collectively, 1833.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snobbery - the trait of condescending to those of lower social statussnobbery - 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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noun arrogance, airs, pride, pretension, condescension, snobbishness, snootiness (informal), side (Brit. slang), uppishness (Brit. informal) social and educational snobbery
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[ˈsnɒbərɪ] Nsnobismo m, esnobismo m
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[ˈsnɒbəri] nsnobisme m
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nSnobismus m
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[ˈsnɒbərɪ] nsnobismo
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(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
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"TIRED old snobberies" about technical education are holding back the UK's potential to succeed in the growing digital economy, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has warned.
Little snobberies existed even in this rarefied atmosphere.