sniveler


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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.
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Noun1.sniveler - a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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"Sniveler," she said, got up, and went back in the house.