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SNIVEL (snivelled, snivelling)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does snivel mean? 

SNIVEL (noun)
  The noun SNIVEL has 2 senses:

1. whining in a tearful manner
2. the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

  Familiarity information: SNIVEL used as a noun is rare.


SNIVEL (verb)
  The verb SNIVEL has 3 senses:

1. talk in a tearful manner
2. snuff up mucus through the nose
3. cry or whine with snuffling

  Familiarity information: SNIVEL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SNIVEL (noun)


Sense 1snivel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Whining in a tearful manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

snivel; sniveling

Hypernyms ("snivel" is a kind of...):

crying; tears; weeping (the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds))


Sense 2snivel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sniffle; snuffle; snivel

Hypernyms ("snivel" is a kind of...):

breathing; external respiration; respiration; ventilation (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)


SNIVEL (verb)


Sense 1snivel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk in a tearful manner

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

snivel; whine

Hypernyms (to "snivel" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue snivel


Sense 2snivel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Snuff up mucus through the nose

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

snivel; snuffle

Hypernyms (to "snivel" is one way to...):

breathe in; inhale; inspire (draw in (air))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3snivel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cry or whine with snuffling

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

sniffle; blubber; blub; snivel; snuffle

Context example:

Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!

Hypernyms (to "snivel" is one way to...):

cry; weep (shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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