1. [syn: snivel, sniveling]
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.
1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.
2. To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly
Put stop to thy sniveling ditty. --Sir W.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "sniveling":
Tartuffian, Tartuffish, abject, affected, backscratching, bawling,
beggarly, blubbering, bootlicking, canting, cowering, crawling,
cringing, crouching, cry, crying, dissolved in tears, false,
fawning, fit of crying, flattering, flood of tears, footlicking,
good cry, goody, goody-goody, greet, groveling, hangdog,
holier-than-thou, hypocritical, in tears, ingratiating, insincere,
lachryma, lachrymal, lachrymose, lachrymosity, lacrimatory,
mealymouthed, melting mood, obeisant, obsequious, on bended knee,
overflowing eyes, parasitic, pharisaic, pietistic, pious,
prostrate, ready to cry, sanctified, sanctimonious, self-righteous,
sobbing, sponging, sycophantic, tear, tear bottle, teardrop,
tearful, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, teary, timeserving,
toadeating, toadying, toadyish, truckling, unctuous, weepiness,
weeping, weepy, whimpering, with eyes suffused