Definition of snobbery in English:



  • [mass noun] The character or quality of being a snob.

    ‘the worst aspects of English class snobbery’
    • ‘The old snobberies of rock purists and classical elitists make less and less sense now.’
    • ‘There is a lot of pretentiousness and snobbery associated with literature.’
    • ‘Fans of such cheap television will accuse me of snobbery and elitism.’
    • ‘Horse riding suffers from the taint of elitism and snobbery which is a legacy of the past.’
    • ‘It's bordering on elitist snobbery, and is already as boring as the series.’
    affectation, pretentiousness, condescension, affectedness, pretension, elitism, snobbishness, arrogance, pride, haughtiness, airs, airs and graces, disdain, disdainfulness, superciliousness, exclusiveness
    snootiness, uppitiness
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