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1Supercilious or contemptuous.‘some snuffy old stockbroker’
- ‘I have met snuffy, stupid, undutiful, conceited, and snobbish priests, but for me one Fr. Francis outweighs them all.’
- ‘His doer, a little old snuffy attorney of the name of Macphail, grew sententious as the business drew to its close.’
2Easily offended or annoyed.
upset, hurt, wounded, injured, insulted, aggrieved, affronted, pained, displeased, distressed, disgruntled, put out, annoyed, angered, angry, cross, exasperated, indignant, irritated, vexed, piqued, irked, stung, galled, nettled, needled, peeved, ruffled, resentful, in a huff, huffy, in high dudgeon, fed upView synonyms
- ‘Don't be snuffy, Molly.’
Resembling powdered tobacco in colour or substance.
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