Meaning of “sneer” in the English Dictionary

"sneer" in British English

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

"sneer" in American English

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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.
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)