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What kind of a person is a snob, actually? It is someone who attaches enormous importance to social standing, seeks to associate with or imitate those of higher rank,

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SNOBISM Definition essay It is sometimes hard to define correctly what makes a real snob, but it is certainly the term to be easily and most often pasted on somebody. What kind of a person is a snob, actually? It is someone who attaches enormous importance to social standing, seeks to associate with or imitate those of higher rank, while at the same time looking down on those of lower wealth and status, showing arrogance and despise for them. One of the usual traits of a classical snob is pretentiousness. This is a person who puts social position on a first place at all times, forgetting or choosing to ignore all other features and qualities of another person. ...read more.

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Snobs usually find it is easiest to copy their superiors in taste, rather than in attainment. So, you can see them in costly designer boutiques (never shops), buying expensive pieces of clothing, furniture, other class-related items of material wealth. They may not be the ones that indicate well-developed taste, but they are certainly those recognized as high-priced or extravagant, therefore orbiting the owner of such items straight into the company of those above him. Other useful and even easier matter to take after, as snobs see it, is manner of speech. They are often recognized among other people as the ones using the longest words, but almost always using them incorrectly, or dispensing meaningless phrases all around. ...read more.

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Nothing in the appearance, manner of speech, behavior, or taste of those not so well-to-do can ever be good enough or even fairly acceptable, merely owing to the fact that they are not upper-class citizens. To conclude with, those who forget real friendship and pursue mere wealth and those of higher status are snobs. How should we recognize them? If a snob comes for a visit, and, after assessing every piece of art or furniture in your house, stops at the picture that he evaluated to be relatively costly, but not owned by him, he will make a snub remark, such as ''What a lovely piece of water color you've got there.'' He characterizes himself as an intellectual, and everybody else around him as simpletons. ...read more.

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