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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
(Definition of sneer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sneerverb [I/T]

us   /snɪər/
to show in an expression on your face or in your manner of speaking that someone or something is so foolish that it deserves to be ridiculed: [I] You may sneer (at it), but a lot of people like this kind of music.
sneer
noun [C] us   /snɪr/
"Is that the best you can do?" he asked with a sneer.
(Definition of sneer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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