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verb [intransitive/transitive] sneer pronunciation in British English /snɪə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysneer
he/she/itsneers
present participlesneering
past tensesneered
past participlesneered

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  1. to speak in an unpleasant way that shows you do not respect someone or something and you think you are better than them
    ‘Purple socks?’ he sneered.
    sneer at: He’s always sneering at the way people dress.

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sneering

adjective
a sneering smile

sneeringly

adverb

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