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sneer

 
 
pronunciation:
snir
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sneers, sneering, sneered
definition: to smile or move one's mouth to show scorn.
The criminal sneered as the police questioned him.
similar words:
grimace
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a look on the face that expresses scorn or lack of respect.
She walked up to me with a sneer and pulled off my hat.
derivations: sneeringly (adv.), sneerer (n.)
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