Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being snobbish.
  • n. The result or product of being snobbish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Vulgar affectation or ostentation; mean admiration of mean things; conduct or manners of a snob.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or conduct of a snob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of condescending to those of lower social status

Etymologies

From snobbish +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jones says he needed to let go of what he calls the snobbishness of the dance world and learn that it isn't as easy as it seems to tell a story in musical theater.

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  • Almost to a man the editors denounced what they termed the snobbishness of the army, and denounced West Point for producing snobs, claiming that the ladies of the post, had they been real ladies, would have called on a respectable laundress even if she had been the sergeant's wife.

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  • We used to be irritated at what we called the snobbishness of English critics of a certain school; we are so no longer, for we see that its criticism is only the result of ignorance -- simply of inability to understand.

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  • (But make it a Hudson Baby Bourbon … because apparently, this snobbishness is deeply engrained …)

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  • I can only call it snobbishness, because there are plenty of delicious wines made on Long Island (but I'm preaching to the choir here, right?)

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  • On the contrary, a harmless old-fashioned snobbishness is perceptible all through his work.

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  • He sees field-sports as primarily an exercise in snobbishness, which they already were in the England of that date.

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  • The snobbishness is somewhat less open than in the Gem and Magnetthat is the most one can possibly say.

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  • You get no further if you do not realize that snobbishness is bound up with a species of idealism.

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  • She was astonished, too, at the furious invective which he was always launching at the aristocracy, at fashionable life, and 'snobbishness' -- "undoubtedly," he would say,

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