snobbishness


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snob·bish

 (snŏb′ĭsh)
adj.
Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.

snob′bish·ly adv.
snob′bish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snobbishness - the trait of condescending to those of lower social statussnobbishness - 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
Translations
تَكَبُّر، إزْدِهاء
snobismus
snobbethed
snobbháttur
snobizmus
züppelik

snobbishness

[ˈsnɒbɪʃnɪs] Nsnobismo m, esnobismo m

snobbishness

[ˈsnɒbɪʃnɪs] nsnobisme m

snobbishness

nSnobismus m, → Versnobtheit f (inf)

snobbishness

[ˈsnɒbɪʃnɪs] nsnobismo

snob

(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 ?
The disappointment was not occasioned by the sentiment ordinarily defined as snobbishness, but by old New York's sense of what was due to it when it risked its dignity in foreign lands.
He could not make me out when I criticised the style of Dickens; and when I praised Thackeray's style to the disadvantage of Dickens's he could only accuse me of a sort of aesthetic snobbishness in my preference.
She was a loyal little soul, crystal-free from any form of snobbishness. "Love me, love my friends" seemed to be her unconscious motto.
He was brave, and even if his snobbishness earned for him the nickname of the "Old English Baron," his comrades admired his spirit, and in the end, instead of being unpopular, he led-- often to mischief.
But consider the waste in time and energy incidental to making ten thousand varieties of a thing for purposes of ostentation and snobbishness, where one variety would do for use!
The Norman genius, talent for affairs as its main basis, with strenuousness and clear rapidity for its excellence, hardness and insolence for its defect.' The Germanic (Anglo-Saxon and 'Danish') element explains, then, why uneducated Englishmen of all times have been thick-headed, unpleasantly self-assertive, and unimaginative, but sturdy fighters; and the Norman strain why upper-class Englishmen have been self-contained, inclined to snobbishness, but vigorously aggressive and persevering, among the best conquerors, organizers, and administrators in the history of the world.
And what is to become of you when I am not here to get you out of your scrapes, or of Gertrude without me to check her inveterate snobbishness, is more than I can foresee."
"She was down to earth without any trace of the snobbishness they so disliked, and she was probably the first girl Andrew had been serious about who could be considered remotely suitable," Seward wrote.
The imposition is a form of snobbishness by those who claim to understand what cultural boundaries are and wish to mediate the "safe" ways in which outsiders may consume, interpret or use cultural symbols.
LAHORE -- The baser human instincts - political vendetta, victimisation, jealousy and snobbishness - would not lead this country to anywhere but only complicate things for the nation, warned Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly, here on Thursday.
The 'defence' element is largely targeted with friendly rivalry at the French and with less friendly irritation at certain British food experts and writers who Brown regards as valuing authenticity over any notion of what actually tastes good--an obsession that he says slips into snobbishness.