sniffily
adverb see sniffy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sniffily — fə̇lē, li adverb : in a sniffy manner : disdainfully, sniffingly listening to the volume of booing, he said rather sniffily, “I am not at all impressed” Time * * * sniffˈily adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sniffily — sniffy ► ADJECTIVE (sniffier, sniffiest) informal ▪ scornful; contemptuous. DERIVATIVES sniffily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • sniffily — See sniffy. * * * …   Universalium

  • sniffily — adverb In a sniffy manner. Syn: disdainfully, haughtily …   Wiktionary

  • sniffily — adv. disdainfully, derisively, scornfully, contemptuously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sniffily — sniff·i·ly …   English syllables

  • sniffily — See: sniffy …   English dictionary

  • sniffy — sniffily, adv. sniffiness, n. /snif ee/, adj., sniffier, sniffiest. Informal. inclined to sniff, as in scorn; disdainful; supercilious: He was very sniffy about breaches of etiquette. [1865 70; SNIFF + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sniffy — [[t]snɪ̱fi[/t]] sniffier, sniffiest ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ about n Someone who is sniffy about something does not think it is of high quality, perhaps unfairly. [INFORMAL] Some people are a bit sniffy about television. ...sniffy art critics. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • sniffy — adjective (sniffier; est) Date: 1871 having or expressing a haughty attitude ; disdainful, supercilious • sniffily adverb • sniffiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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