This fear would explain the sneering toward the Tea Partiers, the smugness with which they are looked down upon.
Recall those with sneering suggestions that “The circus has come to town!”
Then came the pivot to taking on the opposition, which Biden did with his customary relish: smiling rather than sneering.
But in between their snickering and sneering, critics would do well to get serious about dealing with Perry.
Three months ago, what was on display was the well-developed British talent for carping, sneering, and nitpicking.
One hardly ever hears the English language spoken on the Continent, without hearing grumbling and sneering.
The detective indulged himself in a cackle of sneering merriment.
No sound except the hissing, sneering, chattering whisper of the deluge.
Duvillard at last murmured, sneering, but in despair, "we'll arrange it all."
Again it was Jack Grimsbys sneering voice that interrupted Ashleys tale.
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.).