snobbism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snobbism the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snobbism Snobbery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snobbism The state of being a snob; the manners of a snob; snobbishness.
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Usage

In literature:

Snobbism is not confined to the toadying of the rich, but is quite as often displayed in the toadying of the poor.
"Character" by Samuel Smiles
There is no practical snobbism about him.
"The Mirrors of Washington" by Anonymous
His vanity and snobbism were most gross.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Dickens hated hypocrisy as Thackeray hated snobbism.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
Thackeray soon rushes away from his criticisms on snobbism to other matters.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope
He has no mercy on snobbism, flunkeyism, or dandyism.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
What history and romance there is about Pau is pretty well blotted out by twentieth-century snobbism, it would seem.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Nothing so provoked him as any snobbism which wanted to hinder it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
If your funerals must needs be "furnished," your funeral furniture will involve competition, and its incidental snobbisms.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
This doctrine may be called the doctrine of anti-snobbism.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
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