sniffed at; sniffing at; sniffs at
Definition of sniff at
: 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.
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