V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to express contempt for something; 2. to smile with contempt
Synonyms: grimace, smirk, scoff, disdain, jeer, snicker
Antonyms: smile (kindly), approve
Tips: The word sneer can also be used as a noun to denote an expression of scorn or contempt. When you curl your upper lip with disapproval or scorn, you sneer with contempt. A tone-of-voice or remark described as sneering is disapproving or contemptuous.
You may sneer at his writing style, but his last novel was a best seller. (smirk, scoff)
I know my snooty aunt will probably sneer at my humble apartment, but I'm proud of my little home. (scoff, disdain)
He cast a sneering look at the unappetizing food in front of him. (disapproving, scornful) adjective
"Why are you so late?" she asked with a sneer. (grimace, look of disapproval) noun
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