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English definition of “snivelling”


adjective old-fashioned informal (US usually sniveling)     /ˈsnɪv.əl.ɪŋ/
used to describe someone you do not like because they are weak and unpleasant: That snivelling creep/coward!Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of snivelling adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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