snobbishness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snobbishness the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snobbishness Vulgar affectation or ostentation; mean admiration of mean things; conduct or manners of a snob.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snobbishness The character or conduct of a snob.
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Usage

In literature:

A new sort of snobbishness or what?
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
You know what a snobbish guy Rivers was.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
However, there was nothing snobbish in David's attitude.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Only he is such a conceited, snobbish little whelp that it makes you ache to cuff him.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Madge knew that Alfred Thornton was snobbish and mean-spirited.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
You'll call that snobbishness, or some people would.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
And I shall feel so snobbish if I don't return her call.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
The seven other freshmen had turned out to be delightful girls with no snobbish notions.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
Take, for example, the one question of snobbishness.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
Adding insufferable snobbishness to his present personality was piling Pelion on Ossa.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In news:

Steve Franken appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies in a long acting career, but he is best remembered for his role as the snobbish Chatsworth Osborne Jr on 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis' in the early 1960s.
Celebrating the appearance of his first published novel, Pomp and Circumstance (1961), Noël Coward coolly rebuts those critics calling him "antiquated, snobbish, and belonging to an earlier, more complacent age.".
Being characteristic of, or befitting a snob: snobbish.
If you've ever been mocked by a snobbish friend because you listen to audiobooks, arm yourself for by reading Maggie Gram's essay "Listening to Books" at n+1.
Is Pollan just talking about wood here, or is he snobbishly evoking a mouthfeel of the South in general.
"Oprah's Next Chapter" India special, filmed early this year which premiered on Discovery Channel India, has been criticized for being "snobbish" and "ignorant.".
Let's dispense with the somewhat snobbish notion that Oahu is just for tourists and that true travelers venture to Hawaii's less cultivated and populated islands of Maui and Kauai.
And yet, director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and company do perfect justice to this darkly comic indictment of the snobbish upper class, written by French playwright Jean Anouilh, translated by Pamela H Johnson and Kitty Black.
Vain, snobbish, distinctly upper-class in his libertine social habits, Gouverneur Morris nevertheless saw himself justifiably as.
Twelve Oaks may be luxury, but it isn't snobbish.
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