• WordNet 3.6
    • adj snub unusually short "a snub nose"
    • v snub reject outright and bluntly "She snubbed his proposal"
    • v snub refuse to acknowledge "She cut him dead at the meeting"
    • n snub a refusal to recognize someone you know "the snub was clearly intentional"
    • n snub an instance of driving away or warding off
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snub A check or rebuke; an intended slight.
    • Snub A knot; a protuberance; a song. "A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain."
    • Snub To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check.
    • Snub To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.
    • v. i Snub To sob with convulsions.
    • Snub To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snub To cut off short; nip; check in growth; stunt.
    • snub To make snub, as the nose.
    • snub To check or stop suddenly; check the headway of, as a vessel by means of a rope in order to turn her into a narrow berth, or an unbroken horse in order to break him to the halter: commonly with up; also, to fasten, or tie up, as to a snub or snubbing-post.
    • snub To disconcert; check; rebuke with a severe or sarcastic reply or remark; slight designedly; treat with deliberate neglect.
    • snub To affect or compel in a specific way by snubbing: as, to snub one into silence.
    • n snub A protuberance or knot in wood.
    • n snub A nose turned up at the tip and somewhat flat and broad; a pug-nose.
    • n snub A check; a rebuff; a rebuke; an intentional slight.
    • n snub The sudden checking of a rope or cable running out.
    • n snub A stake, set in the bank of a river or canal, around which a rope may be cast to check the motion of a boat or raft.
    • snub Somewhat broad and flat, with the tip turned up: said of the nose.
    • n snub See snob.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Snub snub to check, to reprimand: to slight intentionally, to rebuff by a cutting remark or retort
    • pr.p Snub snub′bing; pa.t. and pa.p. snubbed
    • n Snub an act of snubbing, any deliberate slight
    • adjs Snub flat and broad, with the end slightly turned up
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  • Lady Nancy Astor
    Lady Nancy Astor
    “The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.”
  • Malcolm. W. Little
    Malcolm. W. Little
    “The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. snuiven, to snort, to pant, G. schnauben, MHG. snūben, Prov. G. schnupfen, to sob, and E. snuff, v.t
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Dan. snibbe, to reprove, Sw. snubba.


In literature:

He snubbed no man, and took snubbings from no man.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
From that evening she was never civil to the Scotch baronet, and took every occasion to snub him.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
Ian didn't lose courage, though; and soon after the great snub he contrived to work his way somehow to Edinburgh.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Sir Winterton threw a short remark at him, the chairman shrank back with the appearance of having been snubbed.
"Quisanté" by Anthony Hope
He was far too amiable to snub the man, but to go on with this degrading scene was out of the question.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
It mattered nothing to him who else snubbed the new librarian, or who else made his life uncomfortable.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
I said so once to Rob, and he snubbed me dreadfully, and talked at me for half an hour.
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
Such a snub from a stranger, and when she was trying to be friendly too!
"Tom and Some Other Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I can't have my poor little lass snubbed like that!
"Sisters Three" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He snubbed me the whole time.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

The First Lord's daughter, proud,
Snubbed Earls and Viscounts nightly;
She sneered at Barts. aloud,
And spurned poor Joe Golightly.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
An' me--I could lissen dem song forever,
But it is n't so pleasan' w'en evenin' fall,
An' dey 're lookin' for place to stay, an' never
Snub de raf' on ma place at all---
"Snubbing (Tying-up) The Raft" by William Henry Drummond
Oh Bibbles, little black bitch in the snow,
With a pinch of snow in the groove of your silly snub nose.
What do you look at me for?
What do you look at me for, with such misgiving?
"The Blue Jay" by D H Lawrence
I'm the youngest of five, and the others live and thrive,
They are cared for, and considered and admired.
I am overlooked and snubbed, I am pushed upon and rubbed,
I am always sick and ailing, sore and tired.
"The Poor Little Toe" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Then the mouth and the brain and the hand said, 'tis plain
Though troubled be our lives with woe,
The hardest lot of all, does certainly befall
The poor little, humble little toe,
The snubbed little, rubbed little toe.
"The Poor Little Toe" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Nex' mornin' I ain't feelin' none too good:
That snub still 'urt. I potter round about;
Then go across to where 'e's choppin' wood
To 'ave it out
With Wally Free about 'is thievin' cow.
But that pie-faced galoot won't 'ave a row.
"The Also-Ran" by C J Dennis

In news:

Sponsors Snub Tiger Woods, but Consumers Remain Loyal .
Thursday morning's Golden Globe nominations contained the usual assortment of snubs and flubs.
Grammys making up for snub.
Justin Timberlake snubs 'N Sync band mates , none of them invited to wedding.
Golden Globe TV snubs include 'Mad Men ,' 'Sons of Anarchy'.
Golden Globe TV snubs include 'Mad Men,' 'Sons of Anarchy'.
UCLA football coach Jim Mora declined to talk All-Pac-12 snubs this week, but he did pump up outside linebacker Anthony Barr, one of three Bruins to make a conference first team.
0Does the Darton College softball team feel snubbed by the national polls.
Naples protests 'culinary racism' over pizza snub.
Some of the biggest snubs this season were.
Snubs and surprises in the TV nominations .
Nomination snubs and surprises.
Justin Timberlake snubs 'N Sync band mates, none of them invited to wedding.
Not surprised by Heigl's 'Grey's' snub.
ACC Adds Louisville, Snubs UConn.

In science:

To check whether a small network has to be made of triangular plaquettes in order to be a good approximation to the triangular lattice, we have also considered a network on the snub cube, whose structure is shown in Fig. 12.
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems
We find that the snub cube network is a much worse approximation to the triangular lattice than the icosahedron network, which also has five neighboring spins to each spin but is made up of triangular faces only.
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems
On the other hand, the snub cube network has a local structure shown in Fig. 15(c), in which not all the triangular plaquettes are connected.
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems
Local structures around each spin in (a) the triangular lattice, (b) the icosahedron and (c) the snub cube.
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems
On the other hand, in the snub cube network, there are bonds that belong to one triangle only, and this also causes the behavior of this small network to deviate sharply from that of the triangular lattice.
Small-Network Approximations for Geometrically Frustrated Ising Systems