snobbish
adjective Date: 1840 being, characteristic of, or befitting a snob <
a snobbish attitude
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snobbishly adverbsnobbishness noun

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  • Snobbish — Snob bish, a. Of or pertaining to a snob; characteristic of, or befitting, a snob; vulgarly pretentious. {Snob bish*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snobbish — index disdainful, exclusive (limited), pretentious (pompous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • snobbish — 1840, “pertaining to snobs,” from SNOB (Cf. snob) + ISH (Cf. ish). Meaning “with the character of a snob” is from 1849. Related: Snobbishly; snobbishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • snobbish — [adj] stuck up, conceited aloof, arrogant, condescending, egotistic, haughty, high and mighty*, high flown*, high hat*, ostentatious, overbearing, patronizing, persnickety*, pompous, pretentious, putting on airs*, remote, sniffy*, snippy*,… …   New thesaurus

  • snobbish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characteristic of or like a snob. DERIVATIVES snobbishly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • snobbish — [[t]snɒ̱bɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as snobbish, you disapprove of them because they are too proud of their social status, intelligence, or taste. They had a snobbish dislike for their intellectual and social… …   English dictionary

  • snobbish — snobbishly, adv. snobbishness, n. /snob ish/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a snob: snobbish ideas about rank. 2. having the character of a snob. [1830 40; SNOB + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • snobbish — adj. Snobbish is used with these nouns: ↑disdain …   Collocations dictionary

  • snobbish — snob|bish [ˈsnɔbıʃ US ˈsna: ] adj also snob|by [ˈsnɔbi US ˈsna: ] behaving in a way that shows you think you are better than other people because you are from a higher social class or know more than they do ▪ Her family seems snobbish.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snobbish — adjective the snobbish distinction between art and craft Syn: elitist, snobby, superior, supercilious; arrogant, haughty, disdainful, condescending; pretentious, affected; informal snooty, uppity, high and mighty, la di da, stuck up, hoity toity …   Thesaurus of popular words

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