Definition of snivelling in English:

snivelling

(US sniveling)

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of crying and sniffing in a feeble or fretful way.

    ‘the sound of snivelling woke me’
    1. 1.1 The action of complaining in a whining or tearful way.
      ‘in this debate we will hear a lot of whinging and snivelling from the Opposition’

adjective

  • 1Crying and sniffing in a feeble or fretful way.

    ‘families with snivelling children’
    1. 1.1 Complaining in a whining or tearful way.
      ‘a snivelling do-gooder’

Pronunciation

snivelling

/ˈsnɪv(ə)lɪŋ/