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Definition 1: whining in a tearful manner - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for snivel in the sense of this definition

(snivel is a kind of ...) the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

"I hate to hear the crying of a child" "she was in tears"

Definition 2: the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for snivel in the sense of this definition

(snivel is a kind of ...) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Definition 3: snuff up mucus through the nose - [verb of body]

Synonyms for snivel in the sense of this definition

(snivel is a kind of ...) draw in (air)

"Inhale deeply" "inhale the fresh mountain air" "The patient has trouble inspiring" "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

Definition 4: cry or whine with snuffling - [verb of body]

Samples where snivel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!

Synonyms for snivel in the sense of this definition

(snivel is a kind of ...) shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

"She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death" "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

Definition 5: talk in a tearful manner - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for snivel in the sense of this definition

(snivel is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

(snivel has a similar meaning as ...) complain whiningly

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