Second: even if the idea were a good idea, the NRA's sneering references to the president's family are beyond the pale.
This fear would explain the sneering toward the Tea Partiers, the smugness with which they are looked down upon.
The far more disturbing aspect is the sneering tone of accusation that can creep into the latest revelation.
Then came the pivot to taking on the opposition, which Biden did with his customary relish: smiling rather than sneering.
Their shocked glee was cacophonous: for many conservatives, the glitterati of Hollywood are a bunch of sneering atheists.
One hardly ever hears the English language spoken on the Continent, without hearing grumbling and sneering.
Sydney and Bob looked with horror at the sneering face before them.
No sound except the hissing, sneering, chattering whisper of the deluge.
And now everybody was laughing at him or sneering—he grew hot with shame.
Again it was Jack Grimsbys sneering voice that interrupted Ashleys tale.
1550s, "to snort" (of horses), perhaps from North Frisian sneere "to scorn," related to Old English fnæran "to snort, gnash one's teeth," of imitative origin (cf. Danish snærre "to grin like a dog," Middle Dutch, Middle High German snarren "to rattle"). Meaning "to smile contemptuously" is from 1670s; sense of "to curl the upper lip in scorn" is attested from 1775. Related: Sneered; sneering. Sneer word is in E. Digby Baltzell (1987).
1707, from sneer (v.).