sneering


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Synonyms for sneering

contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit

Synonyms for sneering

expressive of contempt

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Miss Bingley saw all this likewise; and, in the imprudence of anger, took the first opportunity of saying, with sneering civility:
It was not my part to encourage sneering on board my ship.
I will spare neither his wine nor his house," replied the abbe, with a sneering laugh.
While the heart beats, bruise it--it is your only opportunity; while the eye can still turn towards you with moist, timid entreaty, freeze it with an icy unanswering gaze; while the ear, that delicate messenger to the inmost sanctuary of the soul, can still take in the tones of kindness, put it off with hard civility, or sneering compliment, or envious affectation of indifference; while the creative brain can still throb with the sense of injustice, with the yearning for brotherly recognition--make haste--oppress it with your ill- considered judgements, your trivial comparisons, your careless misrepresentations.
Her bowsprit cocked up like an old-fashioned frigate's; her jib-boom had been fished and spliced and nailed and clamped beyond further repair; and as she hove herself forward, and sat down on her broad tail, she looked for all the world like a blowzy, frousy, bad old woman sneering at a decent girl.
It is no occasion for sneering," said the Anglo-Indian judge, with abrupt authority.
And all this with such a sneering, leering, insolent face that I would have knocked him down twenty times over if he had been a man of my own age.
The next moment he turned his olive, sneering face and made a movement with his hand.
Why sit wriggling and sneering and spoiling everyone's pleasure?
A half-paralysed white sneering fellow--rather handsome head, but eyes with a lot of lashes.
The green, green woods of Chesney Wold, the noble house, the pictures of his forefathers, strangers defacing them, officers of police coarsely handling his most precious heirlooms, thousands of fingers pointing at him, thousands of faces sneering at him.
Sneering doesn't become either the human face or the human soul.
The same that he had seen in the crowd that morning at the station, the same that he had surprised in Rogojin's rooms some hours later, when the latter had replied to his inquiry with a sneering laugh, "Well, whose eyes were they?
She felt herself surrounded, like a child at a party, by the faces of strangers all hostile to her, with hooked noses and sneering, indifferent eyes.
Will Ladislaw's sense of the ludicrous lit up his features very agreeably: it was the pure enjoyment of comicality, and had no mixture of sneering and self-exaltation.