Financial regulation, the new START treaty, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, etc. are nothing to sneer at.
The Internet might sneer at Monarch, but all press is good press, after all.
If you say you started writing to help people, why sneer at the writers who actually do?
He actually frowned and even seemed to sneer during most of his address.
The movie also contains a scene that likely inspired Cagney impressionists to sneer, “You dirty rat!”
But he had noted the steadiness of the latter's eyes and the sneer faded.
She had completed the verse with the hint of a sneer in her tones.
"In the first place, the sight of you is one of the chief things," said Reginald, with a sneer.
He made an effort to shake off the feeling, and spoke with a sneer.
The sneer instantly faded from Dumphy's face, and a look of genuine surprise took its place.
1550s, "to snort" (of horses), perhaps from North Frisian sneere "to scorn," related to Old English fnæran "to snort, gnash one's teeth," of imitative origin (cf. Danish snærre "to grin like a dog," Middle Dutch, Middle High German snarren "to rattle"). Meaning "to smile contemptuously" is from 1670s; sense of "to curl the upper lip in scorn" is attested from 1775. Related: Sneered; sneering. Sneer word is in E. Digby Baltzell (1987).
1707, from sneer (v.).