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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
1. To assume a scornful or derisive facial expression.
2. To speak in a scornful or derisive manner.
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:
Adv.1.sneeringly - with a sneer; in an uncomplimentary sneering manner; "`I don't believe in these customs,' he said sneeringly"


[ˈsnɪərɪŋlɪ] ADV [say] → en tono burlador y despreciativo; [smile] → con una mueca de desprecio


[ˈsnɪərɪŋlɪ] advsarcasticamente
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