Sneer vs Satirize - What's the difference?

sneer | satirize |


As verbs the difference between sneer and satirize

is that sneer is to raise a corner of the upper lip slightly, especially in scorn while satirize is to make a satire of; to mock.

As a noun sneer

is a facial expression where one slightly raises one corner of the upper lip, generally indicating scorn.

sneer

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To raise a corner of the upper lip slightly, especially in scorn
  • To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to say sneeringly.
  • to sneer fulsome lies at a person

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A facial expression where one slightly raises one corner of the upper lip, generally indicating scorn.
  • A display of contempt; scorn.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=8 citation , passage=It was a casual sneer , obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet, chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.}}

    See also

    * snarl

    Anagrams

    * ----

    satirize

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To make a satire of; to mock.