[ sniv-uh-lee ]

  1. characterized by or given to sniveling.

Origin of snively

First recorded in 1570–80; snivel + -y1
  • Also especially British, sniv·el·ly .

Words Nearby snively Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snively in a sentence

  • snively told him we warn't aimin' ter wipe it out, but only ter get th' greasers with it.

    Bring Me His Ears | Clarence E. Mulford
  • Mistress snively was said to be close and stingy, and always unfriendly to the slave.

    The Underground Railroad | William Still
  • “I saw him dancing once or twice with Miss snively,” she said.

  • Messrs. Birch, snively and Hicks would not recognize the valley if they could come back one hundred years later.

    The Pinos Altos Story | Dorothy Watson
  • Miss snively graciously requested me to do it over in rest hour, which I did, and handed it in in perfect shape.