Definition of snobbish in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsnäbiSH/ /ˈsnɑbɪʃ/


  • Relating to, characteristic of, or like a snob.

    ‘the writer takes a rather snobbish tone’
    • ‘Even the most obvious and patently true observation therefore runs the risk of appearing condescending, arrogant or snobbish.’
    • ‘If this profession of my love for my own name makes me an arrogant and snobbish character, so be it.’
    • ‘I am fully aware that my reaction is exclusive, snotty and downright snobbish.’
    • ‘There is nothing snobbish or elitist about the term.’
    • ‘And, if you imagined Hollywood stars to be haughty, snobbish creatures, you are way off the mark.’
    • ‘It is an outrageous comment, which could only have come from someone who is more arrogant, snobbish and out of touch than the prince he is condemning.’
    • ‘His way of life may seem a bit ostentatious, but his energy and enthusiasm is infectious, and there is nothing snobbish or affected about him.’
    • ‘What makes this class of people snobbish rather than simply pretentious is their tendency to sneer.’
    • ‘But when he talks about it, it's more with incomprehension than snobbish disdain.’
    • ‘Emma is a comic figure partly because of the preposterous nature of her snobbish pretensions.’
    • ‘They look like members of a snobbish elite who relish their wealth and their sense of superiority.’
    • ‘Interest in pedigree used to be dismissed as snobbish.’
    • ‘May one say that this is so without sounding hopelessly snobbish?’
    • ‘Some parents choose schools for what critics term snobbish motives.’
    • ‘Maybe I should be grateful that they are releasing alternative cuts in any format and just ignore the films I'm too snobbish to buy.’
    • ‘Photography shouldn't be snobbish, and smiley pictures can be a great record of a happy holiday.’
    • ‘The bad news is that I'm vain, snobbish, a bit of a gossip and am rather divorced from most of the real world.’
    • ‘He doesn't think he got it from his parents, who as far as he can tell were not snobbish at all.’
    • ‘She is their foil, the object of their farcical delusions and snobbish assumptions.’
    • ‘That arrogant, lazy smile swept across his stupid snobbish face as he halted, blocking my path.’
    elitist, snobby, superior, supercilious, exclusive
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/ˈsnäbiSH/ /ˈsnɑbɪʃ/