sneer - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/snɪə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theysneer
he/she/itsneers
present participlesneering
past tensesneered
past participlesneered
  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.

derived words

sneeringly

adverb