Definition of snobbish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnɒbɪʃ/


Relating to, characteristic of, or like a snob: the writer takes a rather snobbish tone
More example sentences
  • 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.
pretentious, affected
British informal toffee-nosed
North American informal high-hat, toplofty



Pronunciation: /ˈsnɒbɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • ‘The guy is an idiot,’ he continued snobbishly.
  • They answered him snobbishly that if he is able to swim a few laps under a certain amount of time, then they will give him the permission.
  • I was about to say, snobbishly, that it's the nonvoters (yes, a much faster-growing and more potent audience segment than voters) who were watching.


Pronunciation: /ˈsnɒbɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • It's a personal opinion, a reaction to literary arrogance and snobbishness.
  • Beside Percy stood a younger boy, with darker hair and a pouting face and the man who had to be Percy's father, with a forbidding demeanour and more pride and snobbishness than Percy had ever shown.
  • If anything, I'd presume there may well be a snobbishness about his work amongst academics, precisely because it was so popular.

Words that rhyme with snobbish

slobbish, yobbish
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