sniff 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.

Word by Word Definitions

sniff play
  1. : to inhale through the nose especially for smelling

  2. : to take air into the nose in short audible breaths

  3. : to show or express disdain or scorn

  1. : an act or sound of sniffing

  2. : a quantity that is sniffed


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