Definition of Sniffy

1. Adjective. Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy. "A more swaggering mood than usual"




Definition of Sniffy

1. Adjective. Disdainful; haughty. ¹

2. Adjective. characterised by sniffing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sniffy

1. sniffish [adj -FIER, -FIEST] - See also: sniffish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sniffy

sniffings
sniffish
sniffishly
sniffishness
sniffishnesses
sniffle
sniffled
sniffler
snifflers
sniffles
sniffling
snifflingly
snifflings
sniffly
sniffs
sniffy (current term)
snift
snifted
snifter
sniftered
snifters
sniftier
sniftiest
snifting
snifting valve
snifting valves
snifts
snifty
snig
snigg

Literary usage of Sniffy

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1. T leaves: a collection of pieces written for public reading by Edward Francis Turner (1882)
"Moreover, Matilda was perfectly unconscious of having inspired such a consuming flame in the breast of sniffy - for he had never avowed the circumstance to ..."

2. Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society, Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home by Clara Jessup Moore (1878)
"It would be as impossible for a true gentlewoman to be habitually rude, or even "sniffy," as it would be for a thoroughbred horse to possess ..."

3. Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society, Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home by Clara Jessup Moore (1878)
"It would be as impossible for a true gentlewoman to be habitually rude, or even "sniffy," as it would be for a thoroughbred horse to possess the qualities ..."

4. Plays and Players: Leaves from a Critic's Scrapbook by Walter Prichard Eaton (1916)
"Of course, anybody can realize there was nothing else for her to do, because her little girl had a cold—one of those mean, sniffy colds. ..."

5. The Passionate Pilgrim: Or Eros and Anteros by Francis Turner Palgrave (1858)
"In the days when Godwin, declining, as became a republican, the prefix.of Mister, was a sage much sought, a lady visi'cf!, of the sniffy, love-in-thc-aib- ..."

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