What does sneering mean?

Definitions for sneering
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supercilious, sneering, snideadjective

    expressive of contempt

    "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sneering

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sneering in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sneering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sneering in a Sentence

  1. Neville Kiser:

    I actually liked it, but the Sundance context is weird. There were so many people in the audience scoffing and sneering. They are forgetting they are watching a movie targeted primarily to teenage boys. I’m sure those 15-year-old boys, and hopefully girls, will like it too.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has gained wisdom through education remains simple and humble, but the people who have gained just degrees or certificates by any immoral means are always seen creating trouble in an organisation by playing office politics, sneering hard workers and snatching others credit et al.

  3. Camille Paglia:

    Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due.

  4. Woodrow Wilson:

    ...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.

  5. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

Images & Illustrations of sneering

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