Definition of Snivel

1. Noun. Whining in a tearful manner.

Exact synonyms: Sniveling
Generic synonyms: Crying, Tears, Weeping



2. Verb. Talk in a tearful manner. "Sam and Sue snivel"
Exact synonyms: Whine
Related verbs: Grizzle, Whine, Yammer, Yawp
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Sniveller, Whine, Whiner

3. Noun. The act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested).
Exact synonyms: Sniffle, Snuffle
Generic synonyms: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Derivative terms: Sniffle, Sniffly, Snuffle, Snuffle, Snuffly

4. Verb. Snuff up mucus through the nose.
Exact synonyms: Snuffle
Generic synonyms: Breathe In, Inhale, Inspire
Derivative terms: Sniveller, Snuffle, Snuffler

5. Verb. Cry or whine with snuffling. "Sam and Sue snivel"; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
Exact synonyms: Blub, Blubber, Sniffle, Snuffle
Generic synonyms: Cry, Weep
Derivative terms: Blubberer, Sniveling, Sniveller, Snuffle

Definition of Snivel

1. v. i. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.

2. n. Mucus from the nose; snot.

Definition of Snivel

1. Verb. To breathe heavily through the nose; to sniffle. ¹

2. Verb. To whine or complain, whilst crying. ¹

3. Noun. the act of snivelling ¹

4. Noun. nasal mucus; snot ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snivel

1. to cry or whine with sniffling [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snivel

snitch
snitched
snitcher
snitchers
snitches
snitching
snite
snites
snithe
snithy
snits
snittier
snittiest
snitty
snive
snivel (current term)
sniveled
sniveler
snivelers
sniveling
snivelingly
snivelled
sniveller
snivellers
snivelling
snivellingly
snivelly
snivels
sniving

Literary usage of Snivel

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1. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1859)
"vociferated the ecstatic Bill snivel men, and a hearty burst of laughter broke forth. Several lusty vagabonds came near going into fits, when orator. ..."

2. Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor by Wayne E. Burton (1867)
"vociferated the ecstatic Bill snivel men, and a hearty burst of laughter broke forth. Several lusty vagabonds came near going into fits, when orator Bog ..."

3. Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1856)
"He is,— yes, Grosvenor, — Monchique— I called him so in memory of his native mountain — Monchique is uglier than snivel.* I promise you a serious letter by ..."

4. The Epigrams of Martial by Martial (1877)
"The congeal'd snivel dangling on thy beard, Than with thy flowing frozen nostrils meet. The nasty'st mouth i' th' town 1 'd rather greet, If therefore thou ..."

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