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snively

or (especially British) snivelly

[sniv-uh-lee] /ˈsnɪv ə li/
adjective
1.
characterized by or given to sniveling.
Origin of snively
1570-1580
1570-80; snivel + -y1
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  • 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
  • When Katherine entered the class Miss snively took immediate exception to her voice.

  • 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

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