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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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References in classic literature ?
It is an inane town, filled with sham, and petty fraud, and snobbery, but the baths are good.
She picked at the darned table-cloth and went on: "You look as if you knew what isn't snobbery as well as what is; and when I say that ours is a good old family, you'll understand it is a necessary part of the story; indeed, my chief danger is in my brother's high-and-dry notions, noblesse oblige and all that.
As Richard Heydarian in his column ('The courage of hopelessness,' 3/26/19) put it, 'Instead of engaging in snobbery and self-satisfied lamentations, these brave souls (referring to Morales and Del Rosario) are risking everything to fight for a better Philippines under the most hopeless conditions imaginable.
Given his snobbery, his commanders were terrified of putting him in charge of men as they feared his haughty manner would quickly result in him receiving a bullet in his back.
suered from an "inherent Westminster bias" and refuse to invite Welsh Ministers or Assembly Members other than the First Minister out of "snobbery".
Labour MP Michael Dugher said it was "snobbery" that the British Federation of Brass Bands, which supports bands such as Grimethorpe, got just PS23,000 last year while the Royal Opera House in London got more than PS26million and the English National Ballet was handed more than PS6million.
MRS J Gascoigne (Letters, September 28) continues the seemingly endless prattling about class and snobbery.
SHOWBIZ veteran Bruce Forsyth has been snubbed for a knighthood because of "snobbery", former BBC and ITV chief Michael Grade claims.
Hexham's Tory MP Guy Opperman says the academic approach of recent times has brought "a kind of snobbery" towards work-based learning that has to stop.
Snobbery claim over new trainS seats plan THE chairman of the North Eastern Area Board of British Rail, Mr T Summerson, said in Middlesbrough that the new open plan coaches for second-class passengers meant that they were being herded like cattle.
This isn't snobbery, a more upmarket Waitrose would have the same effect.
Typical racing snobbery being spouted about the entertaining Derren Brown programme The System.