Definition of snobbery in US English:


nounPlural snobberies

  • The character or quality of being a snob.

    ‘the worst aspects of English class snobbery’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fans of such cheap television will accuse me of snobbery and elitism.’
    • ‘There is a lot of pretentiousness and snobbery associated with literature.’
    • ‘The old snobberies of rock purists and classical elitists make less and less sense now.’
    affectation, pretentiousness, condescension, affectedness, pretension, elitism, snobbishness, arrogance, pride, haughtiness, airs, airs and graces, disdain, disdainfulness, superciliousness, exclusiveness
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