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Synonyms for sniff

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. sniff, snuffverb

    sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose


  2. sniff, whiffverb

    perceive by inhaling through the nose

    "sniff the perfume"

    sniffle, whiff, puff

  3. sniff, sniffleverb

    inhale audibly through the nose

    "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"

    sniffle, whiff, snuffle, blub, blubber, snivel

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  1. wuffle

    to sniff gently

    the large bear wuffled the sweet berrys

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sniffverb


  2. sniffverb

    snuff, inhale, breathe, breathe in

  3. sniffnoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.3 / 3 votes

  1. sniffnoun

    snuff, breath

  2. sniffverb

    snuff, scent, smell

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sniff":

    snort, sniffing, smell

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  1. Mary McCarthy:

    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.

  2. April Hamlin:

    Apparently she went to the race start and took off win the runners at the starting shot. She stayed with a few of the front runners, ran off to sniff some animal carcasses, romp in the water, and then back to the race. I understand she stayed on the course for 13.1 miles, finished seventh, and was the highest placed female.

  3. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher:

    He's a winner. He's made billions. He's dated beautiful women. His wife is a model. That's not to sniff at. And a lot of people believe he can bring that kind of success to the White House.

  4. Loren:

    Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.

  5. Khadija Abraham:

    Experiments show that these rats can detect a sample with TB parasites in a second and evidence has shown that they are able to sniff out even those with very minimal parasites.

Translations for sniff

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  • شمArabic
  • schnüffelnGerman
  • olfatearSpanish
  • nyrpistellä, nuuhkaista, nuuhkausFinnish
  • reniflerFrench
  • fanyalog, szippantás, szippant, szimatol, fintorogHungarian
  • whakamonoMāori
  • pociągać nosem, niuchać, węszyćPolish
  • sinq'ayQuechua
  • сопение, фыркнуть, фыркать, принюхаться, шмыгнуть, шмыгать, принюхиваться, шмыганиеRussian

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