Synonyms of sneer in English:

sneer


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noun

1‘I spent a lot of time watching daytime television with a sneer on my face’

SYNONYMS
curl of one's lip, curl of the lip, disparaging smile, contemptuous smile, smug smile, conceited smile, cruel smile, mirthless smile, smirk, snicker, snigger

2‘I was oblivious to the sneers of others’

SYNONYMS
jibe, barb, jeer, taunt, insult, cutting remark, slight, affront, slur, insinuation
scorn, scoffing, contempt, disdain, mockery, ridicule, derision
informal dig

verb

1‘he looked me right in the face and sneered’

SYNONYMS
curl one's lip, smile disparagingly, smile contemptuously, smile smugly, smile conceitedly, smile cruelly, smile mirthlessly, smirk, snicker, snigger

2‘it is easy to sneer at the credulous pilgrims’

SYNONYMS
scoff at, scorn, be contemptuous of, treat with contempt, hold in contempt, disdain, mock, jeer at, gibe at, ridicule, deride, taunt, insult, make cutting remarks about, slight, affront
North American slur
North American informal jive