snide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a dialectal variant of snithe (sharp, cutting)[1]. More at snithe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

snide (comparative snider, superlative snidest)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Sharp.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Characterised by low cunning and sharp practise.
  3. Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
    Don't make snide remarks to me.
  4. Tricky; deceptive; false; spurious; contemptible.
    He was a snide lawyer.
    I received a shipment of snide goods.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitney, The Century dictionary and cyclopedia, snide

Noun[edit]

snide (plural snides)

  1. An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat.

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