snobbish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj snobbish befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Snobbish Of or pertaining to a snob; characteristic of, or befitting, a snob; vulgarly pretentious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snobbish Of or pertaining to a snob; resembling a snob. Vulgarly ostentatious; desirous to seem better than one is, or to have a social position not deserved; inclined to ape gentility.
    • snobbish Proud, conceited, or insolent over adventitious advantages.
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Usage

In literature:

It's silly and snobbish, to put the kindest construction on it.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
It is not in the least that he is snobbish.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
It is not a heavy lump of stupid or snobbish photographs.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
It is certainly connected with that snobbishness which is the great sin of English society.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Thackeray brought snobbishness to a classic.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
And from the mother whom those intolerant, snobbish sisters had execrated.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
There is no snob so snobbish as a snob of good birth.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I really should not have thought you would be quite so snobbish as that!
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
I do think it quite naively snobbish, not to say un-Christian!
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
One need not be snobbish to wish to be alone sometimes!
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
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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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