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.
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Origin of snivel
OTHER WORDS FROM snivelsniv·el·er; especially British, sniv·el·ler, noun
Words nearby snivel
Example sentences 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.