from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. growling, having a snarl.
  • n. growling, having a snarl.
  • v. Present participle of snarl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from snarl, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growling; grumbling angrily; peevish; waspish; snappish.


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  • Never, ever, say anything positive while Obama is in office — but continue with your sniping and snarling from the sidelines, offering nothing of your own – anything else would be a betrayal of your motto of party over people.

    Think Progress » Republicans try to claim that March’s job growth was ‘mostly’ from the Census.

  • For him to resent such reproof was equally unexpected to her, and she sprang upon him in snarling indignation.

    The Battle of the Fangs

  • He was in a particularly vicious mood, and he kept the lions stirred up till they were all snarling, that is, all of them except old

    The Leopard Man's Story

  • Each would climb to the top and defy the other to pull him down, till a hold was secured and they rolled together to the level, clutching and tugging, Harry giggling, the Badger uttering a peculiar high-pitched sound that might have been called snarling had it not been an expression of good nature.

    Wild Animals at Home

  • California's voters responded with what can best be described as snarling apathy.

    The New Republic - All Feed

  • Our brains are exquisitely attuned to pinpoint and instantly react to a fixed range of dangers, such as snarling animals.

    Truth and Consequences

  • I like the 'snarling' glam photo of Esther Zidel herself.

    Off Blog, But Not Off Topic

  • The creek, which formerly had sunk at the edge of the beach in a long pool, and left the sloping sand all free and beautiful, had now broken through, levelled the sand, and swept in a kind of snarling river to the snarling waves; across the cut – out sand.


  • On Antony Van Corlear's being announced, the grim commander paused for a moment, in the midst of one of his most hard-favored contortions, and after eyeing him askance over the shoulder, with a kind of snarling grin on his countenance, resumed his labors at the glass.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • He does, however, occasionally bark, and has the same kind of snarling voice which the larger dogs generally have.

    The Dog

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