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Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.

snob′bish·ly adv.
snob′bish·ness n.
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Adv.1.snobbishly - in a snobbish mannersnobbishly - in a snobbish manner; "they snobbishly excluded their less wealthy friends from the party"
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بِتَكَبُّر وازْدِراء
sznob módon
meî snobbi


advsnobistisch, versnobt (inf)
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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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Now here's the thing: all the times I've heard him use it, I've never heard anyone else step in, bravely or snobbishly take your choice, to correct him.
THERE were a few snobbishly arched eyebrows when the Duke of Cambridge arrived at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, to pick up the newly-born Prince Louis last April in a new Land Rover Discovery.
We recall calling on the commission of enquiry to extend its public hearings to other parts of the Volta Region, specifically the south, but the commission disregarded this call by Asogli State and proceeded snobbishly on their illegal agenda.'
They lambasted local Jewish elites for their role in Los Angeles's hyper-capitalist political economy and for their attitudes towards the Yiddish-speaking immigrants who arrived after them, describing that they had, "snobbishly erected a partition between themselves and their brethren in need." (22) Accordingly, Rosenblatt excludes them from the collective "we" in his narrative, rendering an alternative history of Jewish life in the region as a means of cultivating an alternative form of Jewish identity rooted in ethnic consciousness and Yiddish culture, addressing his poem to the Yiddish-speaking folk masses.
"You tell me," the temple visitor replies snobbishly.
The deep contempt is informed by a mind-set that snobbishly regards ordinary citizens as gullible dummies with no rational faculties of their own, who should be shielded from being influenced by what the wielders of power don't like.
So much "decision making in the modern world is about tabulation," laments Lykoudis, while understanding what creates really timeless, beautiful places like the piazzas of Rome requires something more--what he sums up as "becoming cultured" or, less snobbishly, "knowing stuff."
I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.
I can't help feeling there is something sinister shuffling underfoot here with the emergence of a zeitgeist in which liberal minded folk are being demonised and condemned as snobbishly out of step.
Snobbishly damning it as 'A Clockwork Orange without the intellect', (6) Stratton immediately drew up the class lines, with Wright responding in kind by labelling the film's critics 'bourgeois'.
He also starred in the Frost Report class sketch with Barker and John Cleese, who snobbishly looked down on his diminutive "lower class" character.
What if we imagine that the different kinds of name present in the poem--"Ployden," "Publius," "Harry Hunks," "hawks"--are not as distinct from each other as the satirical intent of the epigram (to criticize Publius for slumming it with the bears) snobbishly seems to suggest?