Associations to the word «Sneer»


SNEER, verb. (intransitive) To raise a corner of the upper lip slightly, especially in scorn
SNEER, verb. (transitive) To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to say sneeringly.
SNEER, noun. A facial expression where one slightly raises one corner of the upper lip, generally indicating scorn.
SNEER, noun. A display of contempt; scorn.

Dictionary definition

SNEER, noun. A facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls.
SNEER, noun. A contemptuous or scornful remark.
SNEER, verb. Express through a scornful smile; "she sneered her contempt".
SNEER, verb. Smile contemptuously; "she sneered at her little sister's efforts to play the song on the piano".

Wise words

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