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sniff·y

 (snĭf′ē)
adj. sniff·i·er, sniff·i·est Informal
Disposed to showing arrogance or contempt; haughty.

sniff′i·ly adv.
sniff′i·ness n.

sniffy

(ˈsnɪfɪ)
adj, -fier or -fiest
informal contemptuous or disdainful
ˈsniffily adv
ˈsniffiness n

snif•fy

(ˈsnɪf i)

adj. -fi•er, -fi•est.
Informal. inclined to sniff, as in scorn; disdainful.
[1865–70]
sniff′i•ly, adv.
sniff′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sniffy - having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

sniffy

adjective (Informal) contemptuous, superior, condescending, haughty, scornful, disdainful, supercilious sniffy art critics
Translations

sniffy

[ˈsnɪfɪ] ADJ (= disdainful) → estirado, desdeñoso
he was pretty sniffy about ittrató el asunto con bastante desdén

sniffy

[ˈsnɪfi] adjdédaigneux/euse
to be sniffy about sth → faire le dédaigneux devant qch(la)/euse

sniffy

adj (+er) (inf: = disdainful) → naserümpfend; (= put out)verschnupft, eingeschnappt (inf); she was rather sniffy about the plansie hat über den Plan nur die Nase gerümpft

sniffy

[ˈsnɪfɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (disdainful) → sprezzante
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The plural of the simple Webster's Third word SNIFFINESS.
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