Sneer meaning

snîr
The definition of a sneer is an expression that exhibits contempt or mocking.

An example of a sneer is a mocking smile that someone makes that shows his contempt.

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A display of contempt; scorn.
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A scornful facial expression characterized by a slight raising of one corner of the upper lip.
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To sneer is to speak or make an expression that exhibits contempt or mocking.

An example of to sneer is when you give someone a mocking smile as you make fun of them.

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A scornful tone or statement.
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A sneering expression, insinuation, etc.
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To assume a scornful or derisive facial expression.
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To speak in a scornful or derisive manner.
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To express derision, scorn, or contempt in speech or writing.
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To utter with a sneer or in a sneering manner.
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An act of sneering.
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(intransitive) To raise a corner of the upper lip slightly, especially in scorn.
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To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to say sneeringly.

To sneer fulsome lies at a person.

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A facial expression where one slightly raises one corner of the upper lip, generally indicating scorn.
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To utter with a sneer or in a sneering manner.
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To smile derisively; show scorn or contempt as by curling the upper lip.
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Origin of sneer

  • From Middle English sneren to mock alteration of Old English fnǣran to breathe heavily pneu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition