Definition of snobbery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsnɒbəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɑːbəri//
[uncountable] (disapproving)
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the attitudes and behaviour of people who are snobs intellectual snobbery see also inverted snobberyExtra examples His dismissive attitude to the rich is just inverted snobbery. She faced the twin barriers of class snobbery and racial discrimination. her obsession with petty social snobberies his snobbery about mixing with people from other classes snobbery towards electronic music the elitism and social snobbery of the art world He refuted accusations of intellectual snobbery. She quickly ran up against snobbery and prejudice. We have to overcome a degree of snobbery about diesel cars.
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