Is snivelling an insult?
To call someone sniveling is a real insult — you’re implying that they’re worse than childish. The adjective comes from snivel, “cry and sniffle” or “whine,” from the Old English snyflan, “to run at the nose,” from the root snofl, “nasal mucus.”
What is a synonym for snivel?
In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for snivel, like: cry, complain, sniff, sob, whimper, snuffle, sniffle, sniveling, blub, whine and ninny.
What does sniveling coward mean?
Meaning of sniveling in English used to describe someone you do not like because they are weak and unpleasant: That sniveling creep/coward!
What do sniveling mean?
intransitive verb. 1 : to run at the nose. 2 : to snuff mucus up the nose audibly : snuffle. 3 : to cry or whine with snuffling. 4 : to speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner.
What is sulkily mean?
adverb. /ˈsʌlk.ɪ.li/ uk. /ˈsʌlk.ɪ.li/ in a way that is sulky (= refusing to smile or be pleasant to people, usually because you are angry about something): He replied sulkily that she had no interest at all in going with them.
What does snivel mean?
1 : to run at the nose. 2 : to snuff mucus up the nose audibly : snuffle. 3 : to cry or whine with snuffling. 4 : to speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner.
What does no snivelling mean?
to weep or cry with sniffling. to affect a tearful state; whine. to run at the nose; have a runny nose: She sniveled from the cold. to draw up mucus audibly through the nose: Stop sniveling and use your handkerchief. SEE MORE.
How do you say sulkily?
Break ‘sulkily’ down into sounds: [SUL] + [KUH] + [LEE] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
What does belligerently mean?
Definition of belligerent 1 : inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness. 2 : waging war specifically : belonging to or recognized as a state at war and protected by and subject to the laws of war.