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  • adv. In a snooty manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a snobbish manner

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Examples

  • I ws afraid that one would have backlash, being as it exits because last year, in response to a question about why we don't see more mothers in SF/F, one of our panelists was snootily told that women should not be limited by their reproductive choice.

    At Wiscon, having indescribably wonderful time

  • "Frankly our viewers don't care all that much about your re-election," says Kelly, snootily.

    Iowa GOP caucus 2012: Rick Santorum on the rise

  • Reacting to an extremely painful and costly reverse suffered by an Australian division whose soldiers had been flung into an ill-advised attack through no fault of its own, Haig snootily informed the Aussies that they were not fighting Turks anymore, and wrote in his diary:

    The Pity of War

  • The general view of the outside world seemed to be that rugby, instead of looking snootily at the over-theatrical antics of football, might care to address its complacent attitude to thuggery and put its own house in order.

    Not so vintage season leaves us fearing a life without Gavin Henson | Eddie Butler

  • STAMBERG: But the pretty blond stares snootily straight ahead, won't give the driver the time of day.

    Spielberg, Lucas Celebrate Rockwell's Iconic America

  • One of them, who is a boy, as it happens, wrote a post in which he, responding snootily to something favorable I'd written about Hillary, called me "an otherwise intelligent blogger."

    Lance Mannion:

  • | Reply | Permalink last friday night, some chatterbunny snootily told tweety how lame she thought it was that obama would employ youtube for his saturday weekly talk. besides, 'how many people are likely to watch it'. i just checked -- so far, 760k and counting .... that's more people than watch hardball. heh.

    Nielsen: Nearly 25 Million Watched Obama Interview Last Night

  • A listen to speech recordings of old people from parts of provincial England, very clearly turns up redolences of the drawl which we rather snootily deride.

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • I say, “I know I could never abandon what Goldsmith somewhat snootily declares as a partiality to the romantic notions of poetry shaped in the nineteenth century.”

    : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Most reviews observe rather snootily that Bryan Singer director of the immensely over-rated The Usual Suspects* has chosen to make the film as a thriller.

    :Acquired Taste

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