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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.
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sniffy

(ˈsnɪfɪ)
adj, -fier or -fiest
informal contemptuous or disdainful
ˈsniffily adv
ˈsniffiness n
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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.
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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"
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sniffy

adjective (Informal) contemptuous, superior, condescending, haughty, scornful, disdainful, supercilious sniffy art critics
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Translations

sniffy

[ˈsnɪfɪ] ADJ (= disdainful) → estirado, desdeñoso
he was pretty sniffy about ittrató 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] adjdédaigneux/euse
to be sniffy about sth → faire le dédaigneux devant qch(la)/euse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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
References in periodicals archive ?
WHEN the BBC announced last week that its flagship news and current affairs Radio 4 programme, Today, was to be guest-edited by actor and campaigner Angelina Jolie, the news was greeted with a certain amount of sniffiness.
When theBBC announced last weekthat its flagship news and current affairs Radio 4 programme Today was to be guest edited by actor and campaigner Angelina Jolie, the news was greeted with a certain amount of sniffiness.
Yes, the fountain in the Tyne was a little on the underwhelming side, and perhaps some of the sniffiness I have been hearing around the Great Exhibition can be found in the fact that it was probably a bit oversold.
I'VE detected a certain amount of sniffiness from some quarters this week at the news that Coleen Rooney (wife of footballer Wayne) brought their children to stay with friends at a caravan park near Prestatyn at the weekend.
Some fans would argue Not Going Out has also overcome a certain sniffiness from the critics, who seem to prefer their comedies to be dark and edgy, rather than full of silly, laugh-out-loud gags.
Some fans would argue that the programme has also overcome a certain sniffiness from the critics, who seem to prefer their comedies to be dark and edgy, rather than full of silly, laugh-out-loud gags.
Angela Hewitt, the Canadian pianist who has done so much to make the piano a respectable vehicle for baroque music (after decades of sniffiness from hair-shirted, muesli-eating harpsichord purists) kicks off proceedings tomorrow with a recital of picturesque miniatures by baroque composers Couperin and Rameau.
Indeed, if this level of sniffiness had won the day in the early part of the 20th century, then our once-controversial - but now much-loved - Royal Liver Building, which was dubbed the UK's first skyscraper, may never have been built.
The plural of the simple Webster's Third word SNIFFINESS.