sniff´i|ness


sniff´i|ness
sniff|y «SNIHF ee», adjective, sniff|i|er, sniff|i|est. Informal.
1. inclined to sniff, especially in contempt, scorn, etc.
2. contemptuous; scornful; disdainful: »

... whether the expression on Mr. Coolidge's face was his natural one or whether it was a shade more sniffy than usual (New Yorker).

SYNONYM(S): supercilious.
sniff´i|ly, adverb.
sniff´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sniff´i|ly — sniff|y «SNIHF ee», adjective, sniff|i|er, sniff|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to sniff, especially in contempt, scorn, etc. 2. contemptuous; …   Useful english dictionary

  • sniff|y — «SNIHF ee», adjective, sniff|i|er, sniff|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to sniff, especially in contempt, scorn, etc. 2. contemptuous; …   Useful english dictionary

  • sniff´ish|ly — sniff|ish «SNIHF ihsh», adjective. = sniffy. (Cf. ↑sniffy) –sniff´ish|ly, adverb. –sniff´ish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • sniff|ish — «SNIHF ihsh», adjective. = sniffy. (Cf. ↑sniffy) –sniff´ish|ly, adverb. –sniff´ish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sus|pi´cious|ness — sus|pi|cious «suh SPIHSH uhs», adjective. 1. causing one to suspect; deserving of or exciting suspicion: »A man was hanging about the house in a suspicious manner. SYNONYM(S): questionable, doubtful. 2. feeling suspicion; suspecting; mistrustful …   Useful english dictionary

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