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Synonyms for sniffy

Synonyms for sniffy

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

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It is far too easy to gamble these days AS a man who enjoys a flutter on the gee-gees, and who currently would struggle to find the winner of a one-horse race, I am in no way sniffy about gambling.
CLEOPATRA Film4 2.25PM Elizabeth Taylor stars as a cranky Cleopatra, Richard Burton a bored Antony and Rex Harrison as a sniffy Caesar (he replaced Peter Finch six months into shooting).
He prefaced the performance of Haydn Wood's Soliloquy: "If this piece had Delius's name on the title page we'd hear it a lot more." He's right of course: music lovers who'd be sniffy about an orchestral miniature by the composer of Roses of Picardy and would delight in this languorously evocative work if they thought it was a companion piece to In a Summer Garden.
And although English mustard fans may get sniffy over the product, it's perfect for that purpose - where Colman's is a fiery condiment to be used sparingly, French's sharp flavour is great snaked along a hot dog in a roll and, unlike English mustard doesn't make the nose burn if you accidentally eat too much.
"Some parents were sniffy about Enid Blyton - luckily mine weren't.
Not a lot, it would seem, in the case of "The Postman Always Rings Twice," the Val Kilmer starrer that is doing solid business at the Playhouse Theater despite decidedly sniffy reviews--alongside, to be fair, a flat-out rave in the influential Evening Standard.
There's something very sniffy and Victorian high dudgeon about Canadian docu-movies.
It's easy to mock and to be a bit sniffy about medals in sport that depends on a judge's eye and opinion.
An unsympathetic new manager Jose Mourinho blamed the lack of a wide man for his ultra-cautious approach then invited sniffy sportswriters to examine the end rather than the means.
And this is where I drop the sniffy tone, because this is a well put together and inspirational photographic record of some of the most stunning architecture in Europe, from the white towns of the Alpujjaras to the orange-tree-lined squares of Cadiz.
Mr Conlon has got distinctly sniffy about this remark and clearly thinks I am some sort of bogey man.
Lane's version of the original "Invocation"--reworked for Putting It Together--makes for a nicely sniffy companion to his brasher "Comedy Tonight" from the 1996 version of Sondheim's other Greek-themed show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
If you are of a sniffy disposition you won't be entirely pleased with the current flashing offer of a $115 shopping voucher courtesy of Colonise.com, whoever they may be.
"Velyat e Faqih," the notion of a religious leader holding supreme political power, was given a very sniffy reception by theologically more eminent Shia figures, such as Grand Ayatollah al-Khoie, venerated religious leader of the 12 million Iraqi Shia.
She claimed the waiter was "rather sniffy about it" and offered her semi-skimmed milk.