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sneer

sneer

 
 
pronunciation:
snir
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sneered, sneering, sneers
definition 1: to smile or move one's mouth in a scornful way, esp. by curling the upper lip.
synonyms:
fleer
similar words:
grimace, smirk
definition 2: to express scorn or lack of respect; show contempt.
They sneered at our ideals.
synonyms:
mock, scorn
similar words:
gibe, jeer, scoff, sneeze at, snicker
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter with derision or contempt.
similar words:
snicker
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a look of disrespect or contempt; scornful facial expression.
synonyms:
fleer
definition 2: a derisive, contemptuous remark or sound.
synonyms:
gibe, jeer
derivations: sneeringly (adv.), sneerer (n.)
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