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snide

adjective     /snaɪd/
( especially of remarks ) containing unpleasant criticism that is not clearly stated : She made one or two snide remarks about their house , which I thought was a bit unnecessary .Critical and uncomplimentary snideness     /ˈsnaɪd.nəs/ noun [U] Critical and uncomplimentary
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