American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To sniffle.
- v. To complain or whine tearfully.
- v. To run at the nose.
- n. The act of sniffling or sniveling.
- n. Nasal mucus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mucus running from the nose; snot.
- n. Figuratively, in contempt, weak, forced, or pretended weeping; hypocritical expressions of sorrow or repentance, especially in a nasal tone; hypocrisy; cant.
- To run at the nose.
- To draw up the mucus audibly through the nose; snuff.
- To cry, weep, or fret, as children, with snuffing or sniveling.
- Figuratively, to utter hypocritical expressions of contrition or regret, especially with a nasal tone; affect a tearful or repentant state.
- To suffer to be covered, as the nose or face, with snivel or nasal mucus.
- v. To breathe heavily through the nose; to sniffle.
- v. To whine or complain, whilst crying.
- n. the act of snivelling
- n. nasal mucus; snot
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.
- v. To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly or whiningly.
- n. Mucus from the nose; snot.
- Middle English snivelen, from Old English *snyflan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Vote for who you want to, but you should never, ever again snivel like you are snivelling now.”
“Only Republicans can sit and gripe, whine, and snivel over the results of the last election, committing themselves to "no progress on anything".”
“You come here to insult us attack us and tell lies about us then snivel like the punk you are that we dont treat YOU with respect.”
“Just as I find it tiresome when punks like YOU treat us with condescension and contempt then snivel like a girlscout with a bullet wound that we dont treat YOU with respect.”
“So are you going to snivel like the punk you are that WE are treating YOU the way YOU treat us?”
“Ludicrous on the face of them as IF they were facts then treat us with condescension and contempt then snivel like the punk you are that YOU are treated with the same contempt.”
“You snivel like a baby when we do it to you but you do it all the time.”
“You KNOW you are too stupid to think for yourself so you regurgitate what you have been told to think and snivel like the punk you are.”
“Does he write insults and incredibly rude BS then snivel like a girlscout with a bulletwound when we return his contempt?”
“I love the way people like you are so stupid you do NOTHING but recycle idiocy then snivel that others dont come up with shiny new rebutals to your same old same old idiocy day after day.”
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