verb (used without object), sniv·eled, sniv·el·ing or (especially British) sniv·elled, sniv·el·ling.
verb (used with object), sniv·eled, sniv·el·ing or (especially British) sniv·elled, sniv·el·ling.
Words nearby snivel
Origin of snivel
OTHER WORDS FROM snivelsniv·el·er; especially British, sniv·el·ler, noun
Examples from the Web for sniveled
"Honestly, I didn't think it would kill anything but ragweed," Henry sniveled miserably.Henry Horn's X-Ray Eye Glasses|Dwight V. Swain
He was all sorrow, and sniveled and blubbered and wept hot, blinding tears through the dark, leathery fingers of his hands.Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
I remember I sniveled a little at being taken at my word, but it served me right for saying one thing when I meant another.Family Pride|Mary J. Holmes
Brent sank weakly into his chair and began to whimper: "I'm as good a man as I ever was," he sniveled.Snowdrift|James B. Hendryx
If he exists, he has assumed a less offensive form than when he ate muffins and sniveled inanity in Mrs. Snagsby's back room.Caricature and Other Comic Art|James Parton.