Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to snub, check, or repress.

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Examples

  • Little eyes, a snubbish nose, wide, generous mouth, and heavy chin; clean-shaven now, but already beginning to bristle with the well-known beard of his past and future.

    Chapter 5. Plunging Ahead

  • It is not an early riser, but it has a snubbish nose.

    A Book for Kids

  • A dwarf on the sidewalk, not far from the St. Nicholas Hotel, has an immense head, with ugly and snubbish features, a short body, and ungainly limbs.

    The Secrets of the Great City

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