snobbery

noun
ADJECTIVE
cultural, intellectual, musical
class, social

She faced the twin barriers of class snobbery and racial discrimination.

the elitism and social snobbery of the art world

petty

her obsession with petty social snobberies

inverted (BrE)

His dismissive attitude to the rich is just inverted snobbery.

PREPOSITION
snobbery about

his snobbery about mixing with people from other classes

snobbery towards/toward

snobbery towards/toward electronic music


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Snobbery — Snob ber*y, n. The quality of being snobbish; snobbishness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snobbery — index pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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