Snobby vs Pretentious - What's the difference?

snobby | pretentious |


As adjectives the difference between snobby and pretentious

is that snobby is characteristic of a snob while pretentious is marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.

snobby

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Characteristic of a snob.
  • His tastes are snobby .

    Synonyms

    * snobbish

    pretentious

    English

    Alternative forms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Marked by an unwarranted claim to importance or distinction.
  • Their song titles are pretentious in the context of their basic lyrics.
  • Ostentatious; intended to impress others.
  • Her dress was obviously more pretentious than comfortable.

    Synonyms

    * poseur * See also

    Antonyms

    * unpretentious

    Derived terms

    * pretentiously * pretentiousness

    References

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