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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. whining in a tearful manner;
[syn: snivel, sniveling]

2. the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested);
[syn: snuffle, sniffle, snivel]


VERB (3)

1. talk in a tearful manner;
[syn: snivel, whine]

2. snuff up mucus through the nose;
[syn: snuffle, snivel]

3. cry or whine with snuffling;
- Example: "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
[syn: snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snuffle]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snivel \Sniv"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sniveledor Snivelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Sniveling or Snivelling.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See Sniff, and cf. Snuffle.] 1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise. [1913 Webster] 2. To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly or whiningly. [1913 Webster] Put stop to thy sniveling ditty. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snivel \Sniv"el\, n. [AS. snofel. Cf. Snivel, v. i.] Mucus from the nose; snot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

snivel n 1: whining in a tearful manner [syn: snivel, sniveling] 2: the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested) [syn: snuffle, sniffle, snivel] v 1: talk in a tearful manner [syn: snivel, whine] 2: snuff up mucus through the nose [syn: snuffle, snivel] 3: cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!" [syn: snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snuffle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "snivel": bawl, be hypocritical, blandish, blubber, boohoo, break down, burst into tears, cant, cry, dissolve in tears, drop a tear, give lip service, give mouth honor, greet, mewl, mouth, play the hypocrite, pule, reek of piety, render lip service, shed tears, sniffle, snuffle, sob, soft-soap, sweet-talk, weep, whimper, whine