Adjective "Sneering" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Sneering


    Definition:

    1. to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt: They sneered at his pretensions.

    2. to speak or write in a manner expressive of derision or scorn. verb (used with object)

    3. to utter or say in a sneering manner. noun

    4. a look or expression of derision, scorn, or contempt.

    5. a derisive or scornful utterance, especially one more or less covert or insinuative.

    6. an act of sneering.

    Origin:
    sneer

    Examples:

    "tones can be sneering."

    "voices can be sneering."

    "people can be sneering."

    "laughs can be sneering."

    "words can be sneering."

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