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sneer



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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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