V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: insulting or critical in a sarcastic or indirect way

Synonyms: rude, sarcastic, derisive

Antonyms: pleasant, nice, open, direct

Tips: You may have heard the phrase "snide remark." This usually refers to indirect, and often sarcastic, criticism. If someone is snide, he or she is prone to making sarcastic and indirect remarks, intended to insult or criticize.

Usage Examples:

Her snide remarks are not just annoying, but hurtful too. (rude, unpleasant)

I didn't hear him, but I felt as though he made some kind of snide comment about our plan. (critical, indirect, rude, sarcastic)

If you don't like my idea, tell me, but don't make snide comments under your breath. (critical, indirect, sarcastic)

I was about to make a snide comment, but bit my tongue, knowing it would only have furthered the argument. (critical, sarcastic)

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