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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.
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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Glenn was what marine airmen referred to admiringly as a "sniveler," a flier constantly angling for a more interesting assignment, more exciting duty, and a faster plane.
The younger performers play their characters as the stereotypes they are (Joseph Drake's John is a hunched sniveler, James Norton's Geoffrey a cold-hearted schemer, and so on), but never play at the level of commitment plus comment that Lindsay pulls off so well.
"Sniveler," she said, got up, and went back in the house.