Definition of snobbery in US English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘It's bordering on elitist snobbery, and is already as boring as the series.’
    • ‘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.’
    affectation, pretentiousness, condescension, affectedness, pretension, elitism, snobbishness, arrogance, pride, haughtiness, airs, airs and graces, disdain, disdainfulness, superciliousness, exclusiveness
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