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 snivelling
Philip told Charles that Mountbatten was dead and it was no good “snivelling” about this fact.
He made the husband a snivelling little creature, and the lover good-looking—that's the old game.Spring Days|George Moore
Why not have kept him here among the rest, and made a sneaking, snivelling pickpocket of him at once?Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
She had seen Letty snivelling and dirty; Letty shamed and humiliated.Mr. Britling Sees It Through|H. G. Wells