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snide

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adjective \ˈsnīd\

Simple Definition of snide

  • : unkind or insulting in an indirect way

Full Definition of snide

  1. 1a :  false, counterfeitb :  practicing deception :  dishonest <a snide merchant>

  2. 2 :  unworthy of esteem :  low <a snide trick>

  3. 3 :  slyly disparaging :  insinuating <snide remarks>

snide·ly adverb
snide·ness noun

Examples of snide

  1. <a snide trick to get the old woman to sell her antiques for practically nothing>

  2. <some small-time crook who was selling snide gems to gullible tourists>



Origin of snide

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1859



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