from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Disposed to showing arrogance or contempt; haughty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to sniffing; inclined to be scornful or disdainful; pettish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Disdainful; haughty.
  • adjective characterised by sniffing.

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

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


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