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sneerverb [I or T]

uk   /snɪər/  us   /snɪr/
to talk about or look at someone or something in an unkind way that shows you do not respect or approve of him, her, or it: You may sneer, but a lot of people like this kind of music. She'll probably sneer at my new shoes because they're not expensive. [+ speech] "Is that the best you can do?" he sneered.

sneernoun [C]

uk   /snɪər/  us   /snɪr/ disapproving
an unkind expression on your face that shows you do not respect or approve of someone or something: "How much did you say you earned last year?" she said with a sneer.
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