having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy;
"some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"
"his lordly manners were offensive"
"walked with a prideful swagger"
"very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"
"his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"
"a more swaggering mood than usual"
- Mr Minghella's film has received sniffy, indeed somewhat snobbish reviews in Britain.
- Harry used the threat of magic spells to get rid of the sniffy Dudley Dursley.