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n. pl. snob·ber·ies
Snobbish behavior or an instance of it.


(ˈsnɒb ə ri)

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

Snobbery, Snobdom

 snobs collectively, 1833.
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


noun arrogance, airs, pride, pretension, condescension, snobbishness, snootiness (informal), side (Brit. slang), uppishness (Brit. informal) social and educational snobbery


[ˈsnɒbərɪ] Nsnobismo m, esnobismo m


[ˈsnɒbəri] nsnobisme m


nSnobismus m


[ˈsnɒbərɪ] nsnobismo


(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
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.
STEPHEN HENDRY claims the snobbery keeping snooker out of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shake-up is a scandal.
My mum says to me,'If you ae going to do something stupid, just make sure that the island is in my name before you go off and die' Sir Richard Branson on his private island, Necker I'm quite happy to make a complete utter fool of myself TV chef Simon Rimmer on being a Strictly Come Dancing contestant There was a lot of snobbery then.
snobbery weren't the real reason she was sendin her
walking an every d coul fro up L sah a da OK are t the sne h f if But while snobbery has its amusing, even hilarious side, it also has a very dark side, too.
Career snobbery is holding back economic growth, leaving the country teetering on a construction crisis with 220,000 new workers needed over the next five years.
Musical snobbery in the classical elite still alive and kicking then.
Snobbery She said: "There's a certain amount of snobbery when it comes to Bafta.
So will the ECHO sack me for my England flag snobbery.
Asked if AMs were being snubbed due to snobbery, Mr Andrews said: "Yes.
It is not snobbery or inverse snobbery, it is simply human nature.