What is another word for sniveling?

Pronunciation: [snˈɪvəlɪŋ] (IPA)

Sniveling is often used to describe someone who is complaining in a whiny or mopey manner. There are a variety of synonyms that can be used to depict this type of behavior, including: whimpering, moaning, whining, sulking, fretting, sniffling, blubbering, grizzling, groaning and pouting. These words convey a sense of negativity and self-pity that is often associated with sniveling. Of course, context plays a key role in determining which synonym is best suited to a particular situation. Nevertheless, these options provide a wide range of ways to describe someone who is moaning and groaning about their problems.

Synonyms for Sniveling:

What are the hypernyms for Sniveling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Sniveling

"Mr. Everett shall be invited, so just shut up crying, for if there's anything I detest, it's a woman's sniveling;" and he walked off thinking he had begun just as he meant to hold out.
"'Lena Rivers"
Mary J. Holmes
Come, come; don't go to sniveling; be a good girl, and mind the main chance.
"The Contrast"
Royall Tyler
Beyond that it endures without sniveling, renounces without self-pity, fears no death, rates itself not too great in the scheme of things; so do beasts, so did St. Jerome in the desert, so also in the elder day did gods.
"The Land Of Little Rain"
Mary Hunter Austin

Famous quotes with Sniveling

  • Or... if you actually waited until you were married to lose your virginity, because you are so much a better person than the sniveling snot that we are, you were able to do that, because you were able to wait through everything, through all those feelings, all those hormones, all of that, you could wait, until that night to make love to (for the first time) to the person that you are gonna make love to for the rest of your life, because are a gambler on a level that I have fuckin' imagined! My hat is off to you! What courage!
    Lewis Black
  • Curse the blasted, jelly-boned swines, the slimy, the belly-wriggling invertebrates, the miserable sodding rotters, the flaming sods, the sniveling, dribbling, dithering palsied pulse-less lot that make up England today. They've got white of egg in their veins, and their spunk is that watery its a marvel they can breed. They can nothing but frog-spawn — the gibberers! God, how I hate them! God curse them, funkers. God blast them, wish-wash. Exterminate them, slime. I could curse for hours and hours — God help me.
    D. H. Lawrence
  • Verily wondered what the man could have the audacity to say, in the face of such evidence—what whining, sniveling complaint or protest he might utter.
    Orson Scott Card

Related words: sniveling face, sniveling cowards, sniveling crawler, sniveling animal, humbled

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