snivelly

snively

[sniv-uh-lee]
adjective
characterized by or given to sniveling.
Also, especially British, snivelly.


Origin:
1570–80; snivel + -y1

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snivel (ˈsnɪvəl)
 
vb , (US) -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
1.  (intr) to sniffle as a sign of distress, esp contemptibly
2.  to utter (something) tearfully; whine
3.  (intr) to have a runny nose
 
n
4.  an instance of snivelling
 
[C14 snivelen; related to Old English snyflung mucus, Dutch snuffelen to smell out, Old Norse snoppa snout]
 
'sniveller
 
n
 
'snivelling
 
adj, —n
 
'snivelly
 
adj

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