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?
Benidorm Ten Years On Holiday ITV, 9pm Like the Spanish resort itself, it seems that although some people can be a little bit sniffy about the sitcom Benidorm, a lot of the Great British public still love it.
Don't be sniffy about magazines or comics or even leaflets - all reading is good.
Pochettino has been rather sniffy about the FA Cup in the past but he needs to get some silverware for Harry Kane to lift sometime soon.
WHEN it was announced that Hull would become the City of Culture 2017, some sniffy critics wondered if a) the East Yorkshire city could pull off such an esteemed assignment, and b) would anyone south of Watford bother trekking up to explore the array of events on offer?
But critics were often sniffy about his 007, calling him sexist and cliched, too fond of double entendres.
HAVING plundered the Pacific Islands for so many players, it would be a bit rich of any New Zealander to get sniffy about the presence of two Kiwis in the British and Irish Lions squad.
Leah is worried about the woman, who had bruises all over, while sniffy Natalie refuses to engage with her past.
Bet she won't be so sniffy when he wins Corfu's Got Talent in series two.
Sir Antony Gormley has told how his first reaction to being asked to design a work of art in Gateshead was, frankly, a bit sniffy.
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.
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).