Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was snubbed by heir-apparent Xi Jinping on her recent visit.
DiCaprio was snubbed for some of his best performances, among them Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, The Departed, and J. Edgar.
Both Brando and Bertolucci were nominated for Oscars, while Schneider was snubbed.
What did Michelle Obama do—or not do—to get snubbed for a second consecutive year?
It also snubbed France in its mission to rescue the African nation of Mali from an Islamist takeover.
She had snubbed the men by the score, laughed at them, made fools of them all, until she finally fell in love with him.
And then, as the reader knows, he went home and snubbed his sister.
She snubbed effusiveness in a way that yet gave no interesting hint of any wish to keep it herself in reserve.
It was a nose that seemed to have been snubbed almost out of existence.
Nevertheless everybody liked him; even the poor housemaid whom he snubbed.
mid-14c., "to check, reprove, rebuke," from Old Norse snubba "to curse, chide, snub, scold, reprove." The ground sense is perhaps "to cut off," and the word probably is related to snip. Cf. Swedish snobba "lop off, snuff (a candle)," Old Norse snubbotr "snubbed, nipped, with the tip cut off." Meaning "treat coldly" appeared early 18c. Related: Snubbed; snubbing.
"short and turned up," 1725, in snub-nosed, from snub (v.). The connecting notion is of being "cut short."
"rebuke, intentional slight," 1530s, from snub (v.).