Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Running at the nose; drawing up the mucus in the nose with an audible sound; hence, figuratively, whining; weakly tearful; affecting tearfulness: much used loosely as an epithet of contempt.
- v. present participle of snivel.
- n. whining in a tearful manner
“The old expatriate was querulous, long-winded, not niggard with his ink when he cursed the English and damned the Prussians; and he obtained much gratification in jabbing his quill-bodkin into what he termed the sniveling nobility of the old regime.”
“Распускать сопли (literally, "to let out the snot") is what we call sniveling in English: Оба плакали, распуская сопли, просили друг у друга прощения, клялись в вечной дружбе (They both wept, sniveled, begged each other's forgiveness and vowed eternal friendship).”
“Our whining, entitled sniveling is repugnant to the majority of the planet's inhabitants, so why don't we just suck it up and get over it?”
“This kind of sniveling about feminism's triumph over Real Men seems to be gaining prominence--at least, I've run into more of it than usual on the internets recently.”
“I've clearly learned to decode a few acronyms and even use some lingo: I now put on my "snivel gear" -- cold-weather clothing that makes you stop "sniveling" about the chilly Georgia mornings.”
“What kind of sniveling wienie would terminate an employee via email?”
“The irony here is that Kristol sounds very much like the kind of sniveling, elitist fop that the late William F. Buckley, Jr. raved against when he spoke of "overeducation.”
“Swarma is the kind of sniveling, over-acting buffoon that you hope will be eaten by a lion or fall into quicksand or something, but you know he won't because he's the comic relief and movies like this never kill off the comic relief.”
“In lieu of an involved, detailed account of an interesting criminal incident, the audience is treated to wretched melodrama and the kind of sniveling, obnoxious posturing that should have been jettisoned from crime dramas after the forties.”
“G.W. will not be kind of sniveling, self-absorbed ex-president who throws darts at his successor.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sniveling’.
Nice ambient words from the movie. (With apologies to Patrick O'Brian.) Aaaah, life at sea...aboard a hulk of the British navy in 1805...
Insults that make me laugh. Some of these are re-contextualized because they sound like insults to me.
Listening to this as an audio book for the second time. Tim O'Brien uses simple words and phrases to great effect. Very few unfamilar and big words . The writing style reminds me of words from Joh...
Terms and phrases from Arthur Miller's 1953 play, The Crucible, which, though set amidst the witch trials of 17th century Massachusetts, was an allegory of the McCarthyism and US Government blackli...
witchcraft, the arena of mora..., heavenly combat, death-ridden, hard-handed, screeching and gi..., sniveling, ill-concealed, shiny-eyed, vicious certainty, providence, forked and hoofed and 31 more...
Looking for tweets for sniveling.