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  • adv. In a sneering manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a sneering manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sneering manner; with a sneer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with a sneer; in an uncomplimentary sneering manner


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sneering +‎ -ly


  • The wrongs of the masses are referred to sneeringly or apologetically.

    Black and White

  • Most of the people gathered on a tiny patch of grass by Sag Harbor's Long Wharf wouldn't fit any of the uncomplimentary labels sneeringly thrown our way.

    Lita Smith-Mines: Occupying the Hamptons

  • Mira and Val and I were part of what one eminent professor of English in this exalted institution had referred to sneeringly as the “Geritol crowd.”

    The Women’s Room

  • The big man with the I-know-it-all expression sneeringly watched the little man who was eating from a sack of peanuts.

    More Toasts

  • I understand whence you imbibed such principles "-- sneeringly --" just as though one has not a perfect right to sell a slave if he wishes to!

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • "Oh, indeed!" sneeringly, "you are melodramatic; you should have been an actress instead of a singer.

    Keith of the Border

  • We would have risen up in exactly the same way if she had been a firefighter perishing in an office tower blaze, or a police officer shot by a fugitive -- and some mindless commentator had sneeringly suggested that she was asking for it.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • My opposition sneeringly refers to Milk as "The Perfect Food," but try drinking as little as 3 gallons in a day.

    Will Durst: Don't Got Milk

  • Carl lingered sneeringly over the words "gay pride" and the boys-only crowd clapped and nodded as if of one mind, Levin's.

    Alfred Gingold: Bei Mir Bist Du Strange

  • The media fixation on all things negative is so ubiquitous now - and any attempt at "cosiness" or "optimism" is dismissed so sneeringly by the chattering classes and ordinary Joes alike - that I find it hard to imagine any other way.

    The norms of Norman Rockwell | Peter Preston


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