snob|be|ry [ˈsnɔbəri US ˈsna:-] n [U]
behaviour or attitudes which show that you think you are better than other people, because you belong to a higher social class or know much more than they do - used to show disapproval
intellectual snobbery

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  • snobbery — “the class of snobs,” 1833, from SNOB (Cf. snob) + ERY (Cf. ery). Meaning “snobbishness” is from 1843 …   Etymology dictionary

  • snobbery — [snäb′iz΄əmsnäb′ə rē] n. pl. snobberies snobbish behavior or character, or an instance of this: also snobbism [snäb′iz΄əm] …   English World dictionary

  • snobbery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cultural, intellectual, musical ▪ class, social ▪ She faced the twin barriers of class snobbery and racial discrimination. ▪ the elitism and s …   Collocations dictionary

  • snobbery — noun (U) 1 the feelings and behaviour of snobs 2 inverted snobbery a type of snobbery in which people of a low social class think they are better than people of a higher social class …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • snobbery — noun (plural beries) Date: 1843 1. snobbish conduct or character ; snobbishness 2. an instance of snobbery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snobbery — [[t]snɒ̱bəri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Snobbery is the attitude of a snob …   English dictionary

  • snobbery — noun they were raised in an environment of complacent snobbery Syn: affectation, pretension, pretentiousness, arrogance, haughtiness, airs and graces, elitism; disdain, condescension, superciliousness; informal snootiness, uppitiness …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • snobbery — snob ► NOUN 1) a person who has an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth and who looks down on those regarded as socially inferior. 2) a person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to others: a wine… …   English terms dictionary

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