Pronunciation: (snēr),[key] —v.i. 1. to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt: They sneered at his pretensions. 2. to speak or write in a manner expressive of derision or scorn.
—v.t. to utter or say in a sneering manner.
—n. 1. a look or expression of derision, scorn, or contempt.
2. a derisive or scornful utterance, esp. one more or less covert or insinuative.
3. an act of sneering.