Definition of snide adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snide

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//snaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snaɪd//
 
(informal) Describing unpleasant traits
 
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criticizing somebody/something in an unkind and indirect way snide comments/remarks She noted his slightly snide tone. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits Word Origin mid 19th cent. (originally referring to something as counterfeit or inferior): of unknown origin.
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