sneer


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Synonyms for sneer

scorn

say contemptuously

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contemptuous smile

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  • contemptuous smile
  • snigger
  • curl of the lip

Synonyms for sneer

a facial expression or laugh conveying scorn or derision

to smile or laugh scornfully or derisively

Synonyms for sneer

a facial expression of contempt or scorn

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a contemptuous or scornful remark

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express through a scornful smile

smile contemptuously

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References in classic literature ?
It is a noble thought,' said the Cynic, with an obsequious sneer.
His knowledge of the world, and very especially of South America, is surprising, and he has a whole-hearted belief in the possibilities of our journey which is not to be dashed by the sneers of Professor Summerlee.
They came to a stand a short distance away and yelled taunting oaths at the boy with the chronic sneer.
Smash 'im, Jimmie, kick deh damn guts out of 'im," yelled Pete, the lad with the chronic sneer, in tones of delight.
The 'Memoirs of an Alcoholic,'" I sneered--or, rather, John Barleycorn sneered; for he sat with me there at table in my pleasant, philanthropic jingle, and it is a trick of John Barleycorn to turn the smile to a sneer without an instant's warning.
In broken glass to the Queen, God bless her," Slim answered, solemnly, without snarl or sneer.
I'll just tell you,' he continued, as if actuated by a sudden resolution, 'what was said last night in the dining-room, after you left us: perhaps you will not mind it, as you're so very philosophical on certain points,' he added with a slight sneer.
Business,' returned he, repelling the other's incredulous sneer with a glance of scornful defiance.
Thwackum put on a contemptuous sneer at this, and replied, "Ay, ay, I will venture him with you.
It is so easy for an Englishman to sneer at these chance collisions of human beings.
These things were all well enough known in the house, but to have his own disgrace shouted out by small boys, to feel that they despised him, to be unable to silence them by any amount of torture, and to see the open laugh and sneer of his own associates (who were looking on, and took no trouble to hide their scorn from him, though they neither interfered with his bullying nor lived a bit the less intimately with him), made him beside himself.
He never meddled with any little boy, and was popular with them, though they all looked on him with a sort of compassion, and called him "Poor Diggs," not being able to resist appearances, or to disregard wholly even the sneers of their enemy Flashman.
Cuff paused, turned down his coat sleeves again, put his hands into his pockets, and walked away with a sneer.
It was voted low to sneer at Dobbin about this accident of birth.
In his sensitiveness he saw sneers and wonderings in other fellows' manner when they were not bothering their heads with him at all.