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Staying aloof from others because one thinks one is superior.
conceited, proud, arrogant, haughty, condescending, disdainful, patronizing, snobbish, snobby, supercilious, imperious, above oneself, self-important, overweening, lordlyView synonyms
- ‘She was stuck-up, snobby; there was no other word for it.’
- ‘But the stupid image has one scary point, besides looking too stuck-up.’
- ‘They always gave that stuck-up, snooty look to old technical teachers like me.’
- ‘Hunter was confident, so much so that a lot of people thought he was a stuck-up snob.’
- ‘She looked haughty and stuck-up, her face disdainful as she looked down at me.’
- ‘She was considered by most to be a quiet, stuck-up snob.’
- ‘So of course, everyone on the O'Neil side is under the impression the I'm a stuck-up snob who wants nothing to do with them.’
- ‘He was another of the horrible rich types that are so stuck-up and snobbish that they only care about themselves.’
- ‘It's great you won a prize - as long as you're not acting stuck-up, boasting about it or hanging with the teacher.’
- ‘She was only fifty-six and was stuck-up, snobby and prissy and disliked most everyone in the group.’
- ‘Forget the image of stuck-up snobs looking down their noses at the novice.’
- ‘Nate is just a stuck-up, snobby, jerk, who only likes all those popular cheerleading type girls.’
- ‘We called them stuck-up snobs, and they called us lowdown hicks.’
- ‘I'm not stereotyping you as a stuffy, stuck-up, arrogant noble or anything.’
- ‘Rene replied with a look that was much more disdainful and stuck-up than she had intended, and walked quickly out the door.’
- ‘When it comes to self-confidence, we're not talking about being stuck-up or assuming you're always in the right.’
- ‘We're a bunch of stuck-up Poms who fancy our chances.’
- ‘And with the stuck-up snobs corralled up on the third floor landing, I skipped my way down the stairs, almost singing to myself.’
- ‘‘Kids had boards that were monsters, nine feet tall, and the judges were real stuck-up,’ he said.’
- ‘Couldn't they see he was a rich, snobby, stuck-up scum?’
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