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sniv·el

 (snĭv′əl)
intr.v. sniv·eled, sniv·el·ing, sniv·els or sniv·elled or sniv·el·ling
1. To sniffle.
2. To complain or whine tearfully.
n.
1. The act of sniffling or sniveling.
2. Nasal mucus.

[Middle English snivelen, from Old English *snyflan.]

sniv′el·er n.

snivel

(ˈsnɪvəl)
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
1. (intr) to sniffle as a sign of distress, esp contemptibly
2. to utter (something) tearfully; whine
3. (Physiology) (intr) to have a runny nose
n
an instance of snivelling
[C14 snivelen; related to Old English snyflung mucus, Dutch snuffelen to smell out, Old Norse snoppa snout]
ˈsniveller, ˈsniveler n
ˈsnivelling, ˈsniveling adj, n
ˈsnivelly, ˈsnively adj

sniv•el

(ˈsnɪv əl)

v. -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, v.i.
1. to weep or cry with sniffling.
2. to affect a tearful state; whine.
3. to run at the nose; have a runny nose.
4. to draw up mucus audibly through the nose.
v.t.
5. to utter with sniveling or sniffling.
n.
6. weak, whining, or pretended weeping.
7. a light sniffle, as in weeping.
8. a hypocritical show of feeling.
9. mucus running from the nose.
[1275–1325; Middle English snyvelen; compare Old English snyflung (ger.), derivative of snofl mucus; c. Low German snüfeln]
sniv′el•er; esp. Brit., sniv′el•ler, n.

snivel


Past participle: snivelled
Gerund: snivelling

Imperative
snivel
snivel
Present
I snivel
you snivel
he/she/it snivels
we snivel
you snivel
they snivel
Preterite
I snivelled
you snivelled
he/she/it snivelled
we snivelled
you snivelled
they snivelled
Present Continuous
I am snivelling
you are snivelling
he/she/it is snivelling
we are snivelling
you are snivelling
they are snivelling
Present Perfect
I have snivelled
you have snivelled
he/she/it has snivelled
we have snivelled
you have snivelled
they have snivelled
Past Continuous
I was snivelling
you were snivelling
he/she/it was snivelling
we were snivelling
you were snivelling
they were snivelling
Past Perfect
I had snivelled
you had snivelled
he/she/it had snivelled
we had snivelled
you had snivelled
they had snivelled
Future
I will snivel
you will snivel
he/she/it will snivel
we will snivel
you will snivel
they will snivel
Future Perfect
I will have snivelled
you will have snivelled
he/she/it will have snivelled
we will have snivelled
you will have snivelled
they will have snivelled
Future Continuous
I will be snivelling
you will be snivelling
he/she/it will be snivelling
we will be snivelling
you will be snivelling
they will be snivelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snivelling
you have been snivelling
he/she/it has been snivelling
we have been snivelling
you have been snivelling
they have been snivelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snivelling
you will have been snivelling
he/she/it will have been snivelling
we will have been snivelling
you will have been snivelling
they will have been snivelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snivelling
you had been snivelling
he/she/it had been snivelling
we had been snivelling
you had been snivelling
they had been snivelling
Conditional
I would snivel
you would snivel
he/she/it would snivel
we would snivel
you would snivel
they would snivel
Past Conditional
I would have snivelled
you would have snivelled
he/she/it would have snivelled
we would have snivelled
you would have snivelled
they would have snivelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snivel - whining in a tearful mannersnivel - whining in a tearful manner    
crying, tears, weeping - the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"
2.snivel - the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)snivel - the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
Verb1.snivel - talk in a tearful mannersnivel - talk in a tearful manner    
grizzle, yammer, yawp, whine - complain whiningly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.snivel - snuff up mucus through the nosesnivel - snuff up mucus through the nose  
breathe in, inhale, inspire - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
3.snivel - cry or whine with snufflingsnivel - cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

snivel

verb whine, cry, whinge (informal), weep, moan, gripe (informal), whimper, grizzle (informal, chiefly Brit.), blubber, sniffle, snuffle, mewl, girn (Scot. & Northern English dialect) a snivelling child
Translations

snivel

[ˈsnɪvl] VIlloriquear

snivel

[ˈsnɪvəl] vi (= cry) → pleurnicher

snivel

viheulen, flennen (inf)

snivel

[ˈsnɪvl] vipiagnucolare, frignare
References in classic literature ?
Put your handkerchief away - don't snivel before me.
I, the Socman, am shorn of my lands that you may snivel Latin and eat bread for which you never did hand's turn.
Because she leaves you to snivel, and never wipes your nose: she has not even taught you to know the shepherd from the sheep.
And he began to snivel then, for the brandy had softened his heart.
I'll have you both licked when I get out, that I will," rejoined the boy, beginning to snivel.
Whatever you do (and I address myself in particular, to you in the furthest), never snivel.
It is no doubt highly delightful to have to do with a person who grins one moment about nothing at all, and snivels the next for precisely the same cause, and who then giggles, and then sulks, and who is rude, and affectionate, and bad-tempered, and jolly, and boisterous, and silent, and passionate, and cold, and stand-offish, and flopping, all in one minute (mind, I don't say this.
You big stiffs,' the rube snivels as he crawls to his feet at the end," Billy was continuing.