Snide vs Snite - What's the difference?

snide | snite |


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).

snide

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
  • Don't make snide remarks to me.
  • Tricky; deceptive; false; spurious; contemptible.
  • He was a snide lawyer.
    I received a shipment of snide goods.

    References

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An underhanded, tricky person given to sharp practise; a sharper; a beat.
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    snite

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland) A snipe.
  • (Carew)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) snitan. Cognate with (etyl) . Related to snout and (snot).

    Verb

    (snit)
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To blow (one's nose).
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To snuff (a candle).
  • References

    * Thomson, J. - Etymons of English words - pg. 199

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