What is another word for snobbishness?

Pronunciation: [snˈɒbɪʃnəs] (IPA)

Snobbishness refers to the behavior of someone who is arrogant, condescending and feels superior to others. Synonyms that are associated with snobbishness are haughtiness, superiority, pretentiousness, and arrogance. Haughtiness suggests an attitude of pride coupled with contempt for others who are deemed inferior. Superiority indicates a sense of being better than others and having a higher status. Pretentiousness highlights an attempt to appear more cultured or sophisticated than one actually is. While arrogance portrays a sense of overbearing pride and self-importance. All of these synonyms portray a sense of disdain towards others and a belief in their own superior status.

What are the hypernyms for Snobbishness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for snobbishness?

Snobbishness is the attitude of being pompous, conceited, and disdainful towards others. Its antonyms include humility, modesty, egalitarianism, non-discrimination, and openness. Humility means having a lack of arrogance, being modest and unpretentious. Modesty refers to the trait of being humble and unassuming. Egalitarianism, on the other hand, is the belief in equal treatment and opportunities for everyone. And non-discrimination is the practice of treating people equally regardless of their race, gender or social status. Lastly, openness is the willingness to accept and embrace new ideas and different people. These antonyms reflect a positive and inclusive approach to others, rather than snobbishness which is characterized by exclusivity and elitism.

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Usage examples for Snobbishness

This was pure advertising propaganda, a way to one of those newspaper squibs which delight both the snobbishness and the sentimentality of Americans.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
A kindred result of the same social force has been a marked increase in what Bagehot called the spirit of deference, and what those who dislike it call snobbishness-a tendency by no means confined to the British Isles.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)"
A. Lawrence Lowell
The snobbishness of culture is the most contemptible of all, for culture knows better.
"Talks to Freshman Girls"
Helen Dawes Brown

Famous quotes with Snobbishness

  • ...in his case it went further and became indifference to social distinction. Never once in forty years of intimacy did his son notice in him a trace of snobbishness. He was one of the exceedingly small number of Americans to whom an English duke or duchess seemed to be indifferent, and royalty itself nothing more than a slightly inconvenient presence. This was, it is true, rather the tone of English society in his time, but Americans were largely responsible for changing it, and Mr. Adams had every possible reason for affecting the manner of a courtier even if he did not feel the sentiment. Never did his son see him flatter or vilify, or show a sign of envy or jealousy; never a shade of vanity or self-conceit. Never a tone of arrogance! Never a gesture of pride!
    Henry Adams
  • Mrs. Brisbane-Brown was a relic, but only the unthinking would have called her a snob. For snobbishness implies some sense of insecurity, and she was perfectly secure.
    John Buchan
  • Intellectual radicalism should not mean repeating stale dogmas of Marxism.  It should not mean the study of socialism.  It had better mean a restless, controversial criticism of current ideas, and a hammering out of some clear-sighted philosophy that shall be this pillar of fire.  The young radical today is not asked to be a martyr, but he is asked to be a thinker, an intellectual leader.  So far as the official radicals deprecate such an enterprise they make their movement sterile.  Yet how often when attempts are made to group radicals on an intellectual basis does not some orthodox elder of the socialist church arise and solemnly denounce such intellectual snobbishness.
    Randolph Bourne

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