sniff at

Definition of sniff at

  1. :  to show dislike or disapproval of (something) especially because one thinks it is not important or worthy of respect Some people sniff at the idea of using fake flowers. It's not a big profit, but it's not to be sniffed at. Your accomplishment is nothing to sniff at.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to inhale through the nose especially for smelling

    :  to take air into the nose in short audible breaths

    :  to show or express disdain or scorn

  1. :  an act or sound of sniffing

    :  a quantity that is sniffed

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to cast off or become cast off

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