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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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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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
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Translations

snivel

[ˈsnɪvl] VIlloriquear
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

snivel

[ˈsnɪvəl] vi (= cry) → pleurnicher
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snivel

viheulen, flennen (inf)
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snivel

[ˈsnɪvl] vipiagnucolare, frignare
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