sneer

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A sneer (on the face of the person at the right).

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sneer (third-person singular simple present sneers, present participle sneering, simple past and past participle sneered)

  1. (intransitive) To raise a corner of the upper lip slightly, especially in scorn
  2. (transitive) To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to say sneeringly.
    to sneer fulsome lies at a person

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sneer (plural sneers)

  1. A facial expression where one slightly raises one corner of the upper lip, generally indicating scorn.
  2. A display of contempt; scorn.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 8, The China Governess[1]:
      It was a casual sneer, obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet, chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.

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sneer m (plural sneren or sneers, diminutive sneertje n)

  1. snide remark