"artsy fartsy" can have a loose interpretation, but in this specific case I'm using it as an adjective to describe a person who:
- Considers anyone who isn't invested in humanities/arts a lesser person
- Turns away those interested in art/humanities because their interests do not align with this person's own (e.g. wanting to make a computer game historically and culturally accurate concerning the Spanish, rather than learning the language and/or travelling abroad to Spanish-speaking countries)
I would like to use an equivalent word in a respectful tone, similar to "they're confused" as opposed to "they're idiots". Is there any word or short phrase that can be used, respectfully, as an adjective to clearly and concisely communicate the contents of the bullet points above?
"bigot" is pretty descriptive, but is rather derogatory and doesn't imply anything about arts/humanities.