from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the property of being a snob; arrogant and pretentious; smugly superior or dismissive of perceived inferiors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a snob; characteristic of, or befitting, a snob; vulgarly pretentious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a snob; resembling a snob.
- Proud, conceited, or insolent over adventitious advantages.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
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There was, they felt, “a certain snobbish and faddish ‘interest’ in Negroes.”
We know that she impressed those who knew her as absorbed in snobbish ambitions and petty resentments, and that she had as her chief ingratiating tribute a talent for mimicry, which is often the sport of an unloving and derisive soul.
Dimly it had dawned upon her more than once that Rags regarded certain speeches and ways of hers as "snobbish" -- speeches and ways which to her had seemed aristocratic.
Who is the nobleman holding his boots out of the hotel window -- an act which the Snob very properly declined to classify as snobbish?
It's not just calling someone "snobbish," as Westmoreland claims.
It might not be hard to frame this as a kind of snobbish bullying.
Getting back to book reviews, Lev said this week in a Critical Mass interview: At the risk -- nay, certainty -- of sounding kind of snobbish, I wish book sections in general would leave book-reviewing to the pros.
That said, let me hastily add that I don't think our tastes are necessarily "snobbish" yeah, there's that word again or even particularly high-brow.
That said, let me hastily add that I don't think our tastes are necessarily "snobbish" (yeah, there's that word again) or even particularly high-brow.
I mean, he didn't go in for that kind of snobbish social reporting.