Synonym of snivelling

Alternative for snivelling



whining in a tearful mannerthe act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)


talk in a tearful mannersnuff up mucus through the nosecry or whine with snuffling


Present participle for to complain in a whining or tearful way
complaining groaning grumbling moaning muttering whining bleating carping griping grouching grousing growling gurning objecting beefing bellyaching chuntering creating whingeing chirping cribbing kvetching mithering nattering going on making a fuss sounding off whimpering crying wailing grizzling yowling repining nagging yammering sobbing screaming murmuring squealing inveighing maundering keening yawping croaking caterwauling squawking hollering yauping fussing grumping weeping blubbering puling crabbing kicking mewling grieving lamenting bemoaning bewailing howling mourning sniffling squalling deploring screeching blubbing protesting finding fault kicking up a fuss bawling ululating greeting yelping wauling yelling shrieking roaring sorrowing cavilling caviling remonstrating fretting putting the boot in objecting to carrying on picking holes in finding fault with speaking out against plaining over whispering baying crying softly scolding jowling pleading kicking up a rumpus crying loudly crying the blues kicking up a storm raising a ruckus languishing reproaching denouncing nitpicking charging dissenting criticizing opposing demurring contravening disagreeing ascribing indicting defying accusing laying knocking differing deprecating twining imputing gainsaying disapproving expostulating refuting attacking criticising taking exception to looking askance kicking up a stink going on about inveighing against railing at making a complaint nit-picking lodging a complaint running down sniveling rumbling quibbling condemning mumbling niggling taking exception snarling decrying censuring raising objections expressing disapproval lumbering yapping grunting sorrowing for sighing over grieving over complaining about sighing bothering pestering rolling disturbing disparaging wittering splitting hairs hypercriticizing going on at mouthing raging excepting upbraiding making a stand taking a stand trashing arguing berating quibbling about droning picking on putting up a fight sulking slurring gabbling swallowing taking on kvetching about ruing rueing raising Cain regretting picking at moaning about repenting beefing about wailing for expressing regret about keening over weeping over expressing sorrow kicking up a fuss about kicking up a stink about wailing over grieving for singing the blues crying over bellowing anathematizing execrating cursing niggling about pettifogging blowing off dwelling on repeating keeping on ragging sorrowing about sputtering muddling burbling booming miaowing objurgating panning pecking barking bickering quarreling quarrelling rubbishing slandering maligning sniping picking holes crying out badmouthing talking under your breath making screeching harping upon dwelling upon bad-mouthing pulling to pieces taking apart slagging off speaking ill of snorting squeaking cutting up declaiming crying over spilled milk weeping for expressing sorrow about shedding tears over crying over spilt milk beating one's breast moaning over moaning and groaning casting aspersions on impugning lashing admonishing castigating railing reviling ranting lambasting vituperating harassing badgering harrying harping on fulminating recriminating roasting vilifying blasting doing a hatchet job on storming abusing denigrating blaming scorching hounding showing teeth chivvying hassling henpecking rampaging making a song and dance making a scene worrying persecuting bullying laying into laying out tongue-lashing grouching about ripping into pecking at dogging vexing needling plaguing keeping on at riding sounding off about working over having at cracking down on letting have it going after carping at keeping after jumping down one's throat complaining vehemently about bellyaching about urging eating grumbling at teasing harping on at prodding provoking hectoring baiting heckling moaning at importuning nudging goading distressing egging protesting against expressing objections moaning on at keeping complaining to minding expressing objections to expressing disagreement lodging a protest breathing down someone's neck bending someone's ear working on taking it out on giving a hard time arguing against taking issue expressing disagreement with lodging a protest against expressing disapproval of raising objections to remonstrating against spurning having a problem quarreling with disapproving of taking issue with grousing about having a problem with grumbling about cavilling at drawing the line taking a stand against disavowing discommending drawing the line at crossing making a fuss about challenging baulking discountenancing balking disesteeming ranting about disputing griping about expressing sorrow for wailing about sorrowing over expressing woe for frowning on begging to differ railing against raising objection mixing it up with making an objection going-one-on-one making a stink tangling with maffling voicing vocalising talking talking to oneself rambling speaking sotto voce stuttering speaking indistinctly garbling babbling intoning verbalising speaking stammering uttering vocalizing saying to oneself verbalizing feeling sorry for yourself moping pouting


Present participle for to have a runny nose


Present participle for to act in an obsequious way in order to gain favor or mercy
grovelling groveling fawning toadying crawling truckling bootlicking blandishing cringing flattering creeping cowering wooing courting kowtowing pandering quailing wheedling humouring humoring imploring pampering revering genuflecting brown-nosing buttering up soft-soaping curry favoring with curry favouring with dancing attendance on playing up to ingratiating oneself with sucking up apple-polishing falling all over sucking up to making up to behaving obsequiously catering to humbling oneself bowing to deferring to licking someone's boots abasing oneself rubbing up the right way making much of showing respect for kissing one's feet abasing yourself eating dirt humbling yourself eating crow demeaning yourself respecting sniveling brownnosing bowing and scraping fussing stooping pandering to paying court to kneeling prostrating oneself crouching fawning on cajoling stroking massaging oiling sweet-talking currying favour curry favoring licking boots honeying up paying court laying it on falling on one's knees bending submitting yielding deferring giving in bowing smoodging to knuckling under kissing-up kowtowing to crawling to creeping to truckling to abasing oneself before getting round scratching one's back keeping sweet getting in with conceding folding prostrating giving way bending the knee smoodging making up saying uncle caving in kisses up to going along with toing the mark eulogizing praising toadying to lying down and rolling over cringing before grovelling before smarming around snowing bowing and scrape before inviting laying it on with a trowel scraping jollying singing the praises of falling over oneself for laying it on thick praising to the skies cottoning debasing slavering praising to excess eulogising buddying up abasing caving in to ingratiating yourself cozying up abasing oneself to kissing the feet of keeping someone sweet demeaning oneself to bowing and scrape to prostrating oneself to grovelling to patronizing cherishing seeking out seeking the favour of mixing with cultivating patronising consorting with getting on the good side of shining up to seeking the friendship of seeking someone's company keeping company with dancing attendance upon buttering up to running after associating with making advances to trying to win over


In a submissive or servile posture or position
prostrate submissive servile sycophantic obsequious deferential ingratiating reverential subservient grovelling fawning slavish subordinate toadyish abject bootlicking groveling sycophantish cringing sniveling brownnosing kowtowing toadying truckling brown-nosing ass-kissing arse-licking humble mean humiliating craven crawling creeping low docile meek acquiescent obedient compliant accommodating biddable dutiful duteous yielding passive subdued spiritless pliant ductile mild timid lamblike unassertive cowering subject self-abasing downtrodden self-effacing inferior resistless longanimous dancing at one's mercy in one's power a slave to at one's beck and call under one's thumb in one's pocket obeisant resigned in one's clutches ignoble menial unctuous soapy sucky slimy oily Uriah Heepish smarmy oleaginous greasy unresisting flattering base forelock-tugging excessively deferential apple-polishing suckholing spineless parasitic mealy-mouthed reptilian lowly beggarly despicable complacent parasitical crouching respectful enslaved stipendiary sneaking compliable conniving creepy arse-kissing cringey slick smooth sycophant scraping saponaceous bowing adulatory gushing effusive gushy bowing and scraping smooth-tongued glib suave eating crow eating humble pie malleable amenable tractable manageable non-resisting all over someone patient forbearing supine under someone's thumb nonresisting nonresistant law-abiding soft disciplinable agreeable domesticated comformable pliable conformable obeying governable controllable trainable surrendering obliging teachable amiable giving-in placable bowing down uncomplaining complying tame handleable dominated subjugated browbeaten bullied oppressed intimidated repressed nagged constrained uxorious henpecked treated like dirt led by the nose tied to someone's apron strings under the thumb subjected to nagging ground down without a mind of one's own wife-ridden in fear of one's partner under someone's heel


Tearful or given to weeping
lachrymose tearful crying teary weeping sad weepy woeful mournful sobbing depressed emotional gloomy melancholy unhappy whimpering close to tears despondent disconsolate doleful downcast glum joyless low low-spirited lugubrious morose sorrowful blubbering blue dolorous down forlorn grief-stricken maudlin miserable larmoyant on the verge of tears down in the mouth easily moved in tears in floods of tears with tears in your eyes wailing blubbing howling upset distressed sniveling greeting bawling blubbery lamenting sorrowing mourning teary-eyed mawkish sensitive with tears in one's eyes lamentable pitiable rueful moist watery wet pitiful dismal sorry wretched melancholic depressing distressing dejected downhearted woebegone dreary crestfallen heartbroken painful dispirited heartbreaking heart-rending despairing funereal heartsick heartsore heavy-hearted saddening down in the dumps pathetic heartrending sombre desolate somber cheerless saddened inconsolable heavyhearted brokenhearted droopy hangdog piteous cast down disheartening dispiriting discouraging bleak upsetting poignant regrettable drear tragic distressful dejecting regretful harrowing rheumy grim disappointing mirthless down and out tear-filled traumatic hopeless demoralizing bitter dire unfortunate dolesome moving comfortless pensive demoralising grievous bad afflicted dolent agonizing discomposing downbeat terrible plangent oppressive morbid broken-hearted tear-jerking agonising unpleasant dragged pessimistic long-faced destroyed heart-wrenching out of sorts fed up in the dumps misty-eyed dewy-eyed misty poor depressive dirgeful moody black drab dreadful difficult unfocused blurry blurred wistful discouraged excruciating shocking troublesome crushing defeatist daunting in low spirits torn up sunk in gloom in the doldrums vexatious uncomfortable cold abject helpless lost dingy horrific appalling horrifying derisible mortifying dark frightful lonesome forsaken forgotten abandoned lonely homeless hurtful touching friendless destitute uncared-for bereft cloudy disenchanting unfavorable unfavourable grave oppressed dragging cynical defenceless fruitless solitary defenseless alone weighed down troubled grumpy hurting bleeding in a blue funk in pain bummed out let-down not happy anguished funeral grieving aching deploring agonized plaintive bewailing bemoaning calamitous ruthful deplorable afflictive dolorific agonised

Antonym of snivelling

snivelling Idiom, Proverb

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