snobbery

[snob-uh-ree]
noun, plural snobberies.
snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act.

Origin:
1825–35; snob + -ery

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snob (snɒb)
 
n
1.  a.  Compare inverted snob a person who strives to associate with those of higher social status and who behaves condescendingly to others
 b.  (as modifier): snob appeal
2.  a person having similar pretensions with regard to his tastes, etc: an intellectual snob
 
[C18 (in the sense: shoemaker; hence, C19: a person who flatters those of higher station, etc): of unknown origin]
 
'snobbery
 
n
 
'snobbish
 
adj
 
'snobbishly
 
adv
 
'snobbishness
 
n
 
'snobbism
 
n
 
'snobby
 
adj

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Example sentences
It's easy to ridicule this behavior as mere snobbery.
The intense time pressure had transformed elitism and snobbery into
  unaffordable luxuries.
There's not a hint of pretentiousness, beer snobbery or otherwise, from the
  staff to the patrons.
Some sniping at him may be the result of others' jealousy or snobbery.
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