snide

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adjective \ˈsnīd\

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

snidely

adverb

snideness

noun

Examples of snide in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of snide

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SNIDE Defined for English Language Learners

snide

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adjective

Definition of snide for English Language Learners

  • : unkind or insulting in an indirect way


SNIDE Defined for Kids

snide

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adjective \ˈsnīd\

Definition of snide for Students

  1. :  unkind or insulting in an indirect way snide remarks



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