To refuse, especially as due to pride or status.

Etymology:

  • A description of a gesture possibly universally understood as indicating scorn, contempt or disgust.
  • Literal translation of Ancient Greek εξεμυκτήριζον from εξ and μυκτηρίζω ).
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I tried to help, but they turned up their noses at my advice.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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turn up one's noseTo sneer.
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