Snide meaning

snīd
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Making or given to making snide remarks.

A snide roommate.

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Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.

Don't make snide remarks to me.

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Mocking or derogatory in a malicious or ironic way.

Snide comments.

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He was a snide lawyer.

I received a shipment of snide goods.

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An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat.
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The definition of snide is someone or something rude, snobby, mocking, devious or underhanded.

When you ask a question and someone says "duh, everyone knows that!," this is an example of a snide remark.

A person who is constantly answering questions with "umm... stupid question," is an example of a person who would be described as snide.

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Slyly malicious or derisive.

A snide remark.

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Characterised by low cunning and sharp practise.
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Origin of snide

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Probably from a dialectal variant of snithe (“sharp, cutting"). More at snithe.

    From Wiktionary