One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- 1.1 Easily offended; 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 color or substance.
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