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adj. sniff·i·er, sniff·i·est Informal
Disposed to showing arrogance or contempt; haughty.
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adj, -fier or -fiest
informal contemptuous or disdainful
adj. -fi•er, -fi•est.
Informal. inclined to sniff, as in scorn; disdainful.
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|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"
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adjective (Informal) contemptuous, superior, condescending, haughty, scornful, disdainful, supercilious sniffy art critics
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
sniffy[ˈsnɪfɪ] ADJ (= disdainful) → estirado, desdeñoso
he was pretty sniffy about it → trató el asunto con bastante desdén
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
sniffy[ˈsnɪfi] adj → dédaigneux/euse
to be sniffy about sth → faire le dédaigneux devant qch(la)/euse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
sniffy[ˈsnɪfɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (disdainful) → sprezzante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995