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noun as in person who looks down on others

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Matteo Salvini, leader of the populist right-wing Lega party and a notorious promoter of anti-immigration laws, called him “the champion of the left-wing snobs.”

From Time

Despite the fact that I can be a snob about audio quality, I genuinely love the experience of listening to music with smart glasses.

Via the Harlem Cultural Festival, which even a music snob like me didn’t even know about.

From Time

I wanted to bridge the gaps between the serious music snob, the audiophile, and the casual listener, a task on which Kay was eager to advise.

So we try not to be honey snobs, but we do want people to understand there’s a difference, and what we consume does matter.

From Eater

You write a lot about how you were a jerk or a snob when it came to comedy or film.

Read another way, she is a horrible mother, an uptight snob, and a bit of a shrew.

Surely, an unreconstructed snob could misconstrue much more.

What a snob ... Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college.

He was educated, like Fleming, at Eton, but unlike his creator, he was no snob.

Perhaps, like father, I am a snob at heart and liked the sensation of a sort of artistic alliance with the British aristocracy.

"I and Disraeli put up at the same tavern last night," said a dandified snob, the other day.

The three children call him the "Party Bird" for he is always so dressed up, but their father says he is "a bit of a snob."

Or perhaps a species of snob who cannot see the difference between his own foolishness and the foolishness of others.

She knew him quite well for an ill-bred little snob at heart.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to snob, such as: braggart, highbrow, parvenu, pretender, upstart, and name-dropper.

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