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Adjective: sneering  sneer-ing
  1. Expressive of contempt
    "spoke in a sneering jeering manner";
    - supercilious, snide
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"

See also: uncomplimentary

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

Encyclopedia: Sneer