American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Snobbery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a snob; the manners of a snob; snobbishness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Snobbery.
- n. the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
- snob + -ism – doubled ‘b’ to clarify pronunciation of ‘o’. (Wiktionary)
“The reason no doubt was that the rentier-professional class was ceasing once and for all to have any real relationship with the soil; but at any rate there prevailed then, far more than now, a kind of snobbism of belonging to the country and despising the town.”
“RENTIER-professional class was ceasing once and for all to have any real relationship with the soil; but at any rate there prevailed then, far more than now, a kind of snobbism of belonging to the country and despising the town.”
“Just one thing about this: I WANT ONE, just make it from an ultra rare record and it’s exactly the kind of snobbism I’m going for!!!”
“That's saying something because I'm not especially fond of street musicians, my thinking usually infused with equal amounts snobbism and guilt for not being a better person.”
“They claimed I scared them off with a slight snobbism which, of course, was nothing but paralyzing shyness and lack of self esteem.”
“It is a shame there is so much snobbism about Grenache.”
“However, Ramsay's snobbism was such that he said, "The truth of the matter is your palate is in need of desperate work.”
“There was no time for chitchat or any place for all the things in life Louisa despised—phoniness, snobbism, the shame of being poor.”
“Take your petty bourgeois snobbism and go back to Serena, your adoring ingénue, India thought, fuming.”
“Science fiction, fantasy and whodunnit were labeled and separated as such more because of snobbism – from so-called high-brow critics – than any other reason.”
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