Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sneer

2 senses of sneer

Sense 1
sneer -- (express through a scornful smile; "she sneered her contempt")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 2
sneer -- (smile contemptuously; "she sneered at her little sister's efforts to play the song on the piano")
       => smile -- (change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure)

Antonyms of adj sneering

1 sense of sneering

Sense 1
supercilious, sneering, snide -- (expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one")

INDIRECT (VIA uncomplimentary) -> complimentary -- (conveying or resembling a compliment; "a complimentary remark")

Similarity of adj sneering

1 sense of sneering

Sense 1
supercilious, sneering, snide -- (expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one")
       => uncomplimentary (vs. complimentary) -- (tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage)

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