Definition of Sneering

1. Adjective. Expressive of contempt. "Makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"

Exact synonyms: Snide, Supercilious
Similar to: Uncomplimentary
Derivative terms: Superciliousness



Definition of Sneering

1. Verb. (present participle of sneer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sneering

1. sneer [v] - See also: sneer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sneering

snedding
sneddon syndrome
sneds
snee
sneed
sneeing
sneer
sneered
sneerer
sneerers
sneerful
sneerier
sneeriest
sneerily
sneeriness
sneering (current term)
sneeringly
sneerings
sneers
sneery
snees
sneesh
sneeshan
sneeshans
sneeshes
sneeshin
sneeshins
sneeze
sneezed
sneezeguard

Literary usage of Sneering

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1. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1872)
"Uncovering of the teeth — Rage in the insane — Anger and indignation — As expressed by the various races of man — sneering and defiance — The uncovering of ..."

2. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1913)
"Hatred—Rage, effects of on the system—Uncovering of the teeth—Rage in the insane—Anger and indignation—As expressed by the various races of man—sneering and ..."

3. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1886)
"... Anger and indignation — As expressed by the various races of man — sneering and defiance — The uncovering of the canine tooth on one side of the face. ..."

4. Elements of Moral Philosophy by Jasper Adams (1837)
"It is not necessary to say, that levity in regard to these subjects, or any of them, and still more all sneering and scoffing, are totally inconsistent with ..."

5. Ten Years in Washington: Life and Scenes in the National Capital, as a Woman by Mary Clemmer (1874)
"The Generosity of Congress to Itself — How Four Hundred Acts of Congress were Passed — How Pensions have Increased and Multiplied — sneering at Red-Tape ..."

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