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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 ?
'The sun had just gone down; and it was a lovely sunset, and the sky looked like a great, beautiful slice of underdone beef; and I said so to him, and he said, sniffily, that he was afraid he didn't see the resemblance.
The Conservatives rejected it sniffily: there is no country called Europe, so no need for an elected President of Europe.
This was one of the great Wales victories, totally unexpected at half-time when England were sniffily superior, confident and perhaps even arrogant.
Arriving just seconds after the toe-rag had fled, I duly rang 999 and halfway through the call, the police handler sniffily told me that I should be aware that 999 was for lifethreatening incidents only!
Me, sniffily: 'Hmm, why haven't they got a bidet, though?
Voltaire sniffily dismissed it as not holy, not Roman and not an empire, though it did last 800 years.
Unlike the EU, the nation-states that rose from the imperial ashes provide a direct connection between the people and the expression of their democratic will.
The paradoxical nature of the School as a whole is certainly not missed by Jeffries, at one point describing them as 'Marxists without a party, socialists dependent on capitalist money, beneficiaries of a society they sniffily disdained and without which they would have nothing to write about' (p167).
For some critics, starting with Brecht and leading to the student insurgents, the Institute never quite earned its nickname "Cafe Marx." Instead, it was a refuge for mandarin intellectuals "working in retreat from a world they could not change and a politics they had no hope of influencing"--the same privileged minds who, taking a cue from the late British philosopher Gillian Rose, might be best understood as "conservative sheep in radical wolf's clothing." Such contradictions abound, making the group, however, no less fascinating, and even akin to certain left-leaning intellectuals today: "Marxists without party, socialists dependent on capitalist money, beneficiaries of a society they sniffily disdained and without which they would have had nothing to write about."
Just as I'm sniffily condemning Ilona's behaviour as mean-spirited she pops up with another tip: 'Stop caring what people think.
Liz said sniffily she'd rather be described as a Kendallite.
Impeccably bred, by Montjeu out of dual Classic winner Finsceal Beo, and none too sniffily priced having cost €2.85 million at Goffs last autumn, Ol' Man River was cut into a general 16-1 for the Derby (from 25) to follow in the footsteps of Australia after beating 17 rivals in a mile maiden.
Variously, officials from the club that sniffily calls itself 'More than a Club' - seriously, they sell t-shirts saying as much at the Nou Camp - hailed Suarez for his supposedly courageous apology.