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[n] the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
[n] whining in a tearful manner
[v] cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
[v] snuff up mucus through the nose
[v] talk in a tearful manner

Misc. Definitions

\Sniv"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniveled}or {Snivelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniveling} or {Snivelling}.] [OE. snivelen, snevelen, snuvelen, freg. of sneven. See {Sniff}, and cf. {Snuffle}.]
1. To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.
2. To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly or whiningly. Put stop to thy sniveling ditty. --Sir W. Scott.
\Sniv"el\, n. [AS. snofel. Cf. {Snivel}, v. i.] Mucus from the nose; snot.

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