Definition of Snide

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

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



Definition of Snide

1. a. Tricky; deceptive; contemptible; as, a snide lawyer; snide goods.

Definition of Snide

1. Adjective. Sharp. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterised by low cunning and sharp practise. ¹

3. Adjective. Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way. ¹

4. Adjective. Tricky; deceptive; false; spurious; contemptible. ¹

5. Noun. An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snide

1. maliciously derogatory [adj SNIDER, SNIDEST] : SNIDELY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snide

snickerdoodle
snickerdoodles
snickered
snickerer
snickerers
snickering
snickeringly
snickers
snickersnee
snickersnees
snickery
snicket
snickets
snicking
snicks
snide (current term)
snidely
snideness
snidenesses
snider
snides
snidest
snie
snied
snies
sniff
sniff out
sniff test
sniff tests
sniffable

Literary usage of Snide

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1. Music (1893)
"The snide piano absolutely fails to "go." The action is uneven and half the keys ... The snide piano is worse than a malaria. It ruins the ear of those who ..."

2. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"I almost wish, by God, I 'd thrown him into the canal! " " Yes, you lawyers must run against some pretty snide specimens ..."

3. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"Yes, you lawyers must run against some pretty snide specimens," remarked the photographer, lifting one of the cases from its sockets. ..."

4. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"Yes, you lawyers must run against some pretty snide specimens," remarked the photographer, lifting one of the cases from its sockets. ..."

5. A Tour of St. Louis; Or, The Inside Life of a Great City by Joseph A. Dacus, James William Buel (1878)
"Car loads of \ "snide" JEWELRY SALE. butter and cheese, eggs, fruits, and other country produce, consigned to Gull, Swindle & Co., begin to arrive. ..."

6. The BookmanPopular culture (1906)
"To the Pure all Food is Pure Congressman snide was the Gentleman Jo Of the National Pure Food Adulterant Co., Л strenuous patriot, giving his powers To the ..."

7. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Sometimes the police will help the thieves by getting snide witnesses . . . who will ... He failed to perceive that their motives were snide, For he always ..."

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