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Synonyms for sneer
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sneer, leer(noun)

    a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls

    Synonyms:
    leer

  2. sneer(verb)

    a contemptuous or scornful remark

    Synonyms:
    leer

  3. sneer(verb)

    express through a scornful smile

    "she sneered her contempt"

  4. sneer(verb)

    smile contemptuously

    "she sneered at her little sister's efforts to play the song on the piano"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sneer

    A sneer may be simply a contemptuous facial contortion, or it may be some brief satirical utterance that throws a contemptuous side-light on what it attacks without attempting to prove or disprove; a depreciatory implication may be given in a sneer such as could only be answered by elaborate argument or proof, which would seem to give the attack undue importance:

    Who can refute a sneer?

    Paley Moral Philosophy bk. v, ch. ix.

    A fling is careless and commonly pettish; a taunt is intentionally insulting and provoking; the sneer is supercilious; the taunt is defiant. The jeer and gibe are uttered; the gibe is bitter, and often sly or covert; the jeer is rude and open. A scoff may be in act or word, and is commonly directed against that which claims honor, reverence, or worship. Compare BANTER.

    Synonyms:
    fling, gibe, jeer, mock, scoff, taunt

    Preposition:
    Only an essentially vicious mind is capable of a sneer at virtue.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sneer

    Synonyms:
    scoff, gibe, jeer, taunt, disparagement, contempt, scorn, superciliousness, disdain

    Antonyms:
    compliment, eulogy, commendation, deference

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sneer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    scoff, gibe, jeer, flout, mock, fleer, rail, turn up the nose

  2. sneer(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scoff, jeer, jibe, fling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sneer(n)

    Synonyms:
    gibe, scoff, jeer, gird, derision

  2. sneer(v)

    Synonyms:
    mock, gibe, scoff, flout, jeer, deride, ridicule, scout

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How to use sneer in a sentence?

  1. Charles Hendrickson Brower:

    A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.

  2. Louis Auchincloss:

    Only little boys and old men sneer at love.

  3. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    A sneer is often the sign of heartless malignity.

  4. Vachel Lindsay:

    Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.

  5. Charles Kingsley:

    The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.

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