- characterized by or given to sniveling.
Also especially British, sniv·el·ly.
Origin of snively
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Mistress Snively was said to be close and stingy, and always unfriendly to the slave.The Underground Railroad
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
Messrs. Birch, Snively and Hicks would not recognize the valley if they could come back one hundred years later.The Pinos Altos Story
When Katherine entered the class Miss Snively took immediate exception to her voice.The Camp Fire Girls' Larks and Pranks
Hildegard G. Frey