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  • n. The state or quality of being snooty.

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  • n. the quality of being snooty


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From snooty +‎ -ness


  • The august institutions that have positively defined the term snootiness for scores of years are being reduced to admitting new members without waiting decades because they need the influx of cash.

    Recession update

  • My attention was elsewhere when the craft beer craze started, so I was caught off guard when my friends started talking about ales with a kind of snootiness one normally finds at a Grand Cru wine tasting.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Grab a copy of Echols' book and give some thought to the subtext of all the music that led up to Duran Duran, why it suffers from -- and yet survives -- snootiness from critics, and why artist fans as cool as Ronson or Ditto or Lynch think it is dream after dream coming true.

    S.X. Rosenstock: Duran Duran by David Lynch: Romance, Redemption and Rocking Good Fun

  • It is perhaps a problem with the labeling of writers more than the quality of the writing, I think, and again the snootiness of the critics.

    An interview with Michael Robotham

  • Olivia Williams also shifts admirably from abrasive snootiness to desperate neediness; and, although Betty regards truth as something to be avoided, Williams has the priceless ability to let us see exactly what is going on under the character's adopted masks.

    In a Forest Dark and Deep - review

  • Even so, blatant displays of snootiness tend to ruffle my feathers more than is perhaps warranted.

    November « 2009 « International Science Fiction Reshelving Day

  • The top-hatted doormen, 10-foot-tall gilt-framed mirrors, oil paintings of aristocrats and sparkling chandeliers are formal, yes, but the gigantic Christmas tree and warm, friendly faces of the staff totally nixed any snootiness you might worry about encountering.

    Louise Roe: Playing Princess In Paris: My 24 Hours At The Plaza Athenee

  • While there is no cause for snootiness or hostility there is a need to recognize a tendency to simplify the significance of supporting data.

    Behe, Common Descent, & UD

  • By now, despite myself, I'm having to reconsider my old snootiness towards social media.

    Clay Shirky: 'Paywall will underperform – the numbers don't add up'

  • When Deuchar took over Tate Britain, he brought his ‘new art history’ to SW1, and all manner of snootiness ensued.

    Keeper of the treasure


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