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Characterised by low cunning and sharp practise.
Tricky; deceptive; false; spurious; contemptible.
An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat.
Probably from a dialectal variant of snithe (“sharp, cutting"). More at snithe.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
It 's just the way they look at you in a snide way.
It was this that saved her from some snide comment about her less-than-fashionable clothes.
If a model displeases Janice, whether by overbooking themselves or making a snide comment, Janice has no qualms about throwing them out of the house and out of the agency.
There are snide cops and leggy blondes, and the inevitable dead bodies, which pop up at inconvenient and unexpected moments.
The good guys are quick-witted with tongues in their cheeks, making light of the worst situations, while the bad guys are dastardly arrogant and snide.
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