inverted snobbery

noun derogatory the attitude of disdaining anything associated with wealth or high social status, while elevating those things associated with lack of wealth and social position.
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inverted snob noun

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  • inverted snobbery — noun • • • Main Entry: ↑invert * * * inˌverted ˈsnobbery f5 [inverted snobbery] noun uncountable ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • inverted snobbery — noun A form of snobbery where the practitioner deprecates the target for attributes that would normally be considered desirable (particularly wealth). His dislike of the residents of the wealthier neighbourhood was simply inverted snobbery …   Wiktionary

  • inverted snobbery — /ɪnˌvɜtəd ˈsnɒbəri/ (say in.vertuhd snobuhree) noun snobbery which takes the form of shunning the more elevated members of society and ostentatiously professing an allegiance with the poor and lowly. –inverted snob, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • inverted snobbery — in.verted snobbery n [U] BrE the idea that everything that is typical of the upper classes must be bad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inverted-snobbery — adjective noun …   Wiktionary

  • inverted snobbery — noun (U) BrE the idea that everything that is typical of the upper classes must be bad invest, verb 1 (I, T) to give money to a company, business, or bank, in order to get a profit: invest (sth) in sth: Jones invested $7 million in an ultra… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inverted snobbery — UK / US noun [uncountable] British the idea that everything typical of the higher social classes is bad and everything typical of the working class is good …   English dictionary

  • snobbery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cultural, intellectual, musical ▪ class, social ▪ She faced the twin barriers of class snobbery and racial discrimination. ▪ the elitism and s …   Collocations dictionary

  • snobbery — snob|be|ry [ˈsnɔbəri US ˈsna: ] n [U] behaviour or attitudes which show that you think you are better than other people, because you belong to a higher social class or know much more than they do used to show disapproval ▪ intellectual snobbery… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snobbery — noun (U) 1 the feelings and behaviour of snobs 2 inverted snobbery a type of snobbery in which people of a low social class think they are better than people of a higher social class …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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