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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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.
When she decided to sue former employer USC for discrimination, Stanley was labeled a whiner, a crier, a sniveler - and much worse, all for daring to suggest that she should be paid the same as her male counterpart, then-men's basketball coach George Raveling.
Then there are the snivelers who become apoplectic about their test scores, having just missed the cut-off for honors by a single measly point.