Definition of Snobbery

1. Noun. The trait of condescending to those of lower social status.

Exact synonyms: Snobbishness, Snobbism
Generic synonyms: Arrogance, Haughtiness, Hauteur, High-handedness, Lordliness
Specialized synonyms: Clannishness, Cliquishness, Exclusiveness
Derivative terms: Snobbish



Definition of Snobbery

1. n. The quality of being snobbish; snobbishness.

Definition of Snobbery

1. Noun. The property or trait of being a snob. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snobbery

1. snobbish behavior [n -BERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snobbery

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snoblings
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Literary usage of Snobbery

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1. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"... snobbery CONTINUED WE are accustomed to laugh at the French for their braggadocio propensities, and intolerable vanity about "la France, la gloire, ..."

2. Social Psychology: An Outline and Source Book by Edward Alsworth Ross (1908)
"... standards of beauty originate in leisure-class snobbery for what might be is felt to be crude and low-class. This perverse conservatism is inexplicable ..."

3. The Counsels of a Worldly Godmother by Persis Mather (1905)
"XXIII A DISCOURSE ON snobbery WHAT is a snob ? It is a domestic animal, ... snobbery takes so many forms that to try to express it exactly is like the ..."

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