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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. whining in a tearful manner;
[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. 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]
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




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