snobbish

[snob-ish]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a snob: snobbish ideas about rank.
2.
having the character of a snob.

Origin:
1830–40; snob + -ish1

snobbishly, adverb
snobbishness, noun
unsnobbish, adjective
unsnobbishly, adverb
unsnobbishness, noun
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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
The name comes from the lookdowns countenance, which is reminiscent of a snobbish or disapproving human expression.
When manners are snobbish, they serve to make people feel inferior and ignorant.
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