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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:
Noun1.sneerer - a person who expresses contempt by remarks or facial expression
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable


[ˈsnɪərəʳ] Nmofador(a) m/f


nSpötter(in) m(f)
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Sneerers and prophane wits may perhaps laugh at her first fright; yet my graver reader, when he considers the time of night, the summons from her bed, and the situation in which she found her master, will highly justify and applaud her conduct, unless the prudence which must be supposed to attend maidens at that period of life at which Mrs Deborah had arrived, should a little lessen his admiration.
ere thirty he has joined the ranks of the sneerers.
Only a sneerer would suggest that a strategic picture of Lisa showing off the sort of underwear you wouldn't want to be involved in a road crash wearing,had anything to do with her chart success.
Thus he is never identified with the Devil, who is the fallen angel Lucifer, although he resembles him in part; he is more the pure fiend of pagan superstition in the earlier stories; and, by Goethe's time, the fiendish sneerer at all values has an air of urbane sophistication.
Interrupter Humphrys took on sneerer Paxman with glee as women across the land woke bolt upright with their morning tea.
The sneerers were off again last summer, as City spent heavily on three full-backs, an area of the team crucial to Guardiola's plans and one which has been neglected in recent seasons.
Apparently yes, because Ana also has to deal with the Sneerers, a popular group of girls intent on making her life miserable.
And those that called the emperor's bluff were dismissed as, in Mr Flash's words, cynics and sneerers.
The play grants the audience delicious "punishment" of these misfit sneerers, then under the power of a crafted intensity of pathos, relents to forgive and include them.
Now the cameras are again scanning audiences looking to capture that snide shot which sums up the spineless sneerers who sit in the audience booing the misguided, tone-deaf fools who're happy to be exploited by that creep Cowell.
For the snobs and sneerers I ask, where is your compassion?
The sneerers and moaners should stay in their soft suburbs.