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Definition of Sneer

Sneer

  1. To show contempt by turning up the nose, or by a particular facial expression.
  2. To inssinuate contempt by a covert expression; to speak derisively.
  3. To show mirth awkwardly.
  4. To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to utter with a sneer; to say sneeringly; as, to sneer fulsome lies at a person.
  5. To treat with sneers; to affect or move by sneers.
  6. The act of sneering.
  7. A smile, grin, or contortion of the face, indicative of contempt; an indirect expression or insinuation of contempt.

Sneer Quotations

Conservatism is, among many other things, a culture. The most important glue binding it together is a shared sense of cultural grievance - the conviction, uniting conservatives high and low, theocratic and plutocratic, neocon and paleocon, that someone, somewhere is looking down their noses at them with a condescending sneer.
Rick Perlstein

Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.
Gustav Heinemann

The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.
Charles Kingsley

The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
William Hazlitt

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
Ovid
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Sneer Translations

sneer in Dutch is grijnslachen, spotlachen, ginnegappen
sneer in French is ricaner
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