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 sniveling
And when you speak of sniveling Puritans, speak of them that do snivel.Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People|Constance D'Arcy Mackay
What care have we for monastery bells and sniveling priests!Vanished Halls and Cathedrals of France|George Warton Edwards
When Cook swore at him, he crawled on his knees and cried before him like a sniveling cur.
I do hate to see a tall, stout fellow so sniveling like a girl of fourteen over a dead tomtit.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle
All, coughing and sniveling, dip their handkerchiefs into it and rub the moist rag over their hats and coats.The Life of the Fly|J. Henri Fabre