As nouns the difference between snide and snite
is that snide
is an underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat while snite
is (obsolete|or|scotland) a snipe.
As an adjective snide
is disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
As a verb snite is
(obsolete|or|scotland|transitive) to blow (one's nose).
Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
Tricky; deceptive; false; spurious; contemptible.
- Don't make snide remarks to me.
- He was a snide lawyer.
- I received a shipment of snide goods.
An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat.
(obsolete, or, Scotland) A snipe.
From (etyl) snitan. Cognate with (etyl) . Related to snout and (snot).
(obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To blow (one's nose).
(obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To snuff (a candle).
* Thomson, J. - Etymons of English words -