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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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Why, who are you,' said Mr Cobb, sneeringly, 'that you're not to be talked to, eh, Joe?
But if I were to go to them, and they only looked at me coldly, and whispered sneeringly amongst each other, and then dropped off and left me one by one, what then?
said Dunsey, sneeringly, coming nearer to his brother and looking in his face.
said Bartle sneeringly, "the women are quick enough--they're quick enough.
I saw Lloyd's face drop, but he answered sneeringly, "I can carry a sunshade, you know.
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The unkindest cut of all was when the Oscar best actress winner just a few years later ended up being sneeringly given the 'Golden Raspberry Award,' for worst female performance on the slivered, not silver screen!
They sneeringly deride small acts of kindness as "worthy" and the act of performing them as "virtue signalling".
Her new book is sneeringly dismissed - "a certainty for the New York Times best-sellers list, don't you think?
And what is his occupation, sneeringly alluded to by some of the other characters?
And while some may call "a conscious focus on minority inclusion in both marketing and hiring" sneeringly "politically correct," serving ALL is our very reason for existing.
Smalling has been doubted for much of his five years at Old Trafford, yet Hodgson always believed in the defender who was often sneeringly regarded as the England boss's teacher's pet or love child.