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Synonyms for sniff

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Princeton's WordNet

  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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Editors Contribution

  1. wuffle

    to sniff gently

    the large bear wuffled the sweet berrys

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sniffverb


  2. sniffverb

    snuff, inhale, breathe, breathe in

  3. sniffnoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sniffnoun

    snuff, breath

  2. sniffverb

    snuff, scent, smell

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sniff":

    snort, sniffing, smell

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How to use sniff in a sentence?

  1. Liron Rozenkrantz:

    What we measure, the sniff response, is quite intuitive (and) adults and children with typical development react similarly.

  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. Claire Guest:

    There have already been so many fantastic achievements in the dogs work to detect human disease, and I believe they can be trained to sniff out COVID-19.

  4. Brian Johns:

    Dayton Police Department policy requires the occupants of the vehicle to exit for their own safety and safety of the K-9 officer to perform this free-air sniff.

  5. Denny Hamlin:

    There was a point where I never thought I’d even sniff a victory here, the team has found a setup that has worked with my driving style. The team goes to work to give me what I need to go fast.

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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