sniffish

sniffish

(ˈsnɪfɪʃ)
adj
somewhat or rather sniffy; contemptuous
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The most articulate verbivore interacts with only one-sixth of our English word hoard and actually employs only one-sixth of that," he writes in his introduction to Eugene Ehrlich's book, "The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate," a sniffish title sure to scare off some.
In 1966, William Shawn's resolutely uncommercial New Yorker, for all its fussing over semicolons and its sniffish attitude about any sign of trendiness, ran 6,143 ad pages and turned away hundreds of potential advertisers because of space limitations.