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Noun: sneer  sneer
  1. A facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    - leer
  2. A contemptuous or scornful remark
Verb: sneer  sneer
  1. Express through a scornful smile
    "she sneered her contempt"
  2. Smile contemptuously
    "she sneered at her little sister's efforts to play the song on the piano"

Derived forms: sneered, sneering, sneers

Type of: contempt, evince [formal], express, scorn, show, smile

Encyclopedia: Sneer