Sniveled
Snivel Sniv"el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise. [1913 Webster]

2. To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly or whiningly. [1913 Webster]

Put stop to thy sniveling ditty. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sniveled — sniv·el || snɪvl n. runny nose; sniffle; whine, whimper, tearful complaining v. sniffle; run at the nose; whine, whimper, complain tearfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snivel — sniveler; esp. Brit., sniveller, n. /sniv euhl/, v., sniveled, sniveling or (esp. Brit.) snivelled, snivelling, n. v.i. 1. to weep or cry with sniffling. 2. to affect a tearful state; whine. 3. to run at the nose; have a runny nose: She sniveled… …   Universalium

  • Snivel — Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sniveling — Snivel Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snivelled — Snivel Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snivelling — Snivel Sniv el, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snivel — sniv|el [ˈsnıvəl] v past tense and past participle snivelled present participle snivelling BrE past tense and past participle sniveled present participle sniveling AmE [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From an unrecorded Old English snyflan] [I usually… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snivel — [[t]snɪ̱v(ə)l[/t]] snivels, snivelling, snivelled VERB If someone is snivelling, they are crying or sniffing in a way that irritates you. Billy started to snivel. His mother smacked his hand. ...a journalist snivelling with the flu. N COUNT… …   English dictionary

  • snivel — verb (snivels, snivelling, snivelled; US snivels, sniveling, sniveled) 1》 cry and sniffle. 2》 complain in a whining or tearful way. noun a period of snivelling. Derivatives sniveller noun sni …   English new terms dictionary

  • snivel — verb snivelled, snivelling BrE sniveled, sniveling AmE (I) to behave or speak in a weak complaining way, especially when you are crying: I warned you so don t come snivelling back to me when it all goes wrong! | a snivelling coward …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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