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. [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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  • sniveling — Synonyms and related words: Tartuffian, Tartuffish, abject, affected, backscratching, bawling, beggarly, blubbering, bootlicking, canting, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, cry, crying, dissolved in tears, FALSE, fawning, fit of crying,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sniveling — sniv·el·ing || snɪvlɪŋ adj. whining, whimpering, complaining; sniffling, snuffling sniv·el || snɪvl n. runny nose; sniffle; whine, whimper, tearful complaining v. sniffle; run at the nose; whine, whimper, complain tearfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sniveling — noun whining in a tearful manner (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑snivel • Derivationally related forms: ↑snivel, ↑snivel (for: ↑snivel) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english 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′əl] vi. sniveled or snivelled, sniveling or snivelling [ME snivelen < OE * snyflan < base seen in snofl, mucus, prob. ult. < IE base * sneu , to flow] 1. to have mucus running from the nose 2. to sniff repeatedly, as from a head… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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.… …   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

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