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

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  • snivel — UK [ˈsnɪv(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms snivel : present tense I/you/we/they snivel he/she/it snivels present participle snivelling past tense snivelled past participle snivelled showing disapproval to cry or to complain, especially in …   English 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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 [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

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