snobbism


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snob·bism

 (snŏb′ĭz′əm)
n.
Snobbery.

snobbism

the double inclination to ape one’s superiors, often through vulgar ostentation, and to be proud and insolent with one’s inferiors. Also called snobbery. — snob, n. — snobby, snobbish, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snobbism - the trait of condescending to those of lower social statussnobbism - 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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It had been years since Id eaten that dessert, and the taste of the beer took me down an unexpected memory lane of family gatherings." Holl goes on to fearlessly debunk beer snobbism, pointing out that the pumpkin-spice craze (love it or loathe it) followed the long custom of autumnal pumpkin beers, not the other way around.
This theory affirms that highbrow culture in itself is not a symbol of prestige in society and that snobbism is outdated (DiMaggio and Mukhtar 2004; van Eijck and Knulst 2005).
He also shows that snobbism is in the very heart of the Turkish critic, reader, novelist, a trait which they try to hide by the projection of unwanted characteristics onto the others (the West, snobs, dandies etc.), just as snobbish Hoja charges the Westerners with cruelty and evilness, while he is the one who inflicts pain on others for his egoistic needs.
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The snobbism of the New Left, he concluded, allowed individuals with no knowledge of world or Jewish history to pretend they were public intellectuals, as long as they remained on the right side of the political fence (Begin, 1970).
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One might thereby learn a great deal about the specific methods of pasta manufacture in Naples in the mid- 19th century, for example, but one would have to turn to engraving, travelogues, and other forms of "unofficial" cultural recording to recuperate some sense of particular ways of eating or treating the pasta, such as the class snobbism that leads northern Italians to avoid the southern practice of using a spoon with the fork when eating the "national" carbohydrate.
The introduction begins with the tenth Commandment's prohibition against coveting, and relates this to mimetic desire in Desire, Deceit, and the Novel, which focuses on ressentiment and snobbism. Chapters 1-6 draw from the three works mentioned above as well as from I See Satan Fall like Lightning and The Scapegoat.
In his "Euro-Conclusion," Shipka remarks on the "intellectual snobbism, ...