sneering


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sneer

 (snîr)
n.
1. A scornful facial expression characterized by a slight raising of one corner of the upper lip.
2. A scornful tone or statement.
v. sneered, sneer·ing, sneers
v.intr.
1. To assume a scornful or derisive facial expression.
2. To speak in a scornful or derisive manner.
v.tr.
To utter with a sneer or in a sneering manner.

[From Middle English sneren, to mock, alteration of Old English fnǣran, to breathe heavily; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]

sneer′er n.
sneer′ful, sneer′y adj.
sneer′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sneering - expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage

sneering

adjective
Contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit:
Translations

sneering

[ˈsnɪərɪŋ] ADJ [tone etc] → burlador y despreciativo, lleno de desprecio

sneering

adj, sneeringly

sneering

[ˈsnɪərɪŋ]
1. adj (smile, remark) → beffardo/a
2. nbeffe fpl
References in classic literature ?
but when she was discovered, such sneering, gigling, tittering, and laughing ensued among the women, that Mr Allworthy was obliged to exert his authority to preserve any decency among them.
He stood there, in Norfolk jacket, pigskin puttees, and all the rest of the fashionable get-up out of a bandbox, sneering at me covered with filth and grease to the eyebrows and looking like a navvy.
I never saw a circle of such hateful faces; and there was the man in the middle, with a kind of black sneering coolness--frightened to, I could see that--but carrying it off, sir, really like Satan.
A general smile followed, in which Wolf Larsen joined, and the dinner went on smoothly, thanks to me, for he treated me abominably the rest of the meal, sneering at me and patronizing me till I was all a-tremble with suppressed rage.
This mood of black depression endured for a while, and then Mr Pickering suddenly became aware that Subconscious Self was sneering at him.
As the frantic old man thus spoke and thus trampled with his live and dead feet, a sneering triumph that seemed meant for Ahab, and a fatalistic despair that seemed meant for himself --these passed over the mute, motionless Parsee's face.
I stand by my letter IN a recent letter I accused the Tories of sneering and wallowing "in their mendacity and dishonesty".
Mr Gove said: "It is that sort of sneering condescension towards people who believe in democracy that discredits people in the Remain camp.
SNEERING No wonder David Cameron, who never misses a chance to relapse into schoolboy sneering, has taunted the Labour leader mercilessly.
One paper compiled tweets from celebrities - for example, jour nalist/novelist Tony Parsons wrote: "Sneering at the Olympics is like sneering at Christmas.
So sneering is not something I'm happy or comfortable about when people use it to describe me.
Rage: Cheryl, right, slated Wagner for sneering at her roots Cutting it: Katie shows off new short style on show last night