sniffy


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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
References in classic literature ?
D'you remember you were rather sniffy about meeting him?
It is far too easy to gamble these days AS a man who enjoys a flutter on the gee-gees, and who currently would struggle to find the winner of a one-horse race, I am in no way sniffy about gambling.
The time for being sniffy about networkbranded smartphones may well be at an end.
A dozen bred roses so mums won't get sniffy 6 In the first few decades after the Second World War, rose breeders were intent on producing new varieties with perfect shape and multiple flowers.
IT looks to me that rugby union has given Sam Burgess a warm welcome and that the only people being sniffy about his move from rugby league are one or two bigoted rugby union journalists who love blathering on about union's 'technical' nature.
25PM Elizabeth Taylor stars as a cranky Cleopatra, Richard Burton a bored Antony and Rex Harrison as a sniffy Caesar (he replaced Peter Finch six months into shooting).
I am very sniffy about reality TV and when they first approached me, I thought they were joking.
And while I've heard a few United fans being a bit sniffy about the prospect of Europa League football, I know Evertonians would love to be part of that competition again.
But generations who have gone doolally over groups such as the Bay City Rollers don't have any right to get sniffy about One D or their fans.
He's right of course: music lovers who'd be sniffy about an orchestral miniature by the composer of Roses of Picardy and would delight in this languorously evocative work if they thought it was a companion piece to In a Summer Garden.
30pm The critics have been a bit sniffy about Mrs Brown's Boys, tending to write it off as old-fashioned, although it's arguably a lot less traditional than it's given credit for.
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