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snide comment

A remark or comment that is particularly mocking, scornful, or derogatory. Savita was ecstatic over her acceptance to law school, but John's snide comment about her ability to succeed really undermined her confidence. Sarah always sits at the back of these team meetings making snide comments about whatever the boss is saying.
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snide remark

A remark or comment that is particularly mocking, scornful, or derogatory. Savita was ecstatic over her acceptance to law school, but John's snide remark about her ability to succeed really undermined her confidence. Sarah always sits at the back of these team meetings making snide remarks about whatever the boss is saying.
See also: remark, snide

snide remark

n. a caustic, haughty, or insulting remark. You’re really quick with the snide remark. Ever say anything nice to anybody?
See also: remark, snide
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Shipp also assigned shortcomings specifically to the Post, including snideness, rudeness, arrogance, and inaccessibility.
Their sincerity trumps all attempts at snideness. The boys' sarcasm falls short of irony; the girls will never be great seducers.
McCourt's tone in discussing all this, as the knee-trembler remark indicates, is almost pure snideness. Many a reader will find the snideness entirely appropriate; still, as a literary device it gets tired, and it is not, finally, sufficient.
In TV news, attitude became the norm: insouciance, snideness, and badgering, easily--but falsely--mistaken for ideological opposition.
[sections] Hope, and all the other positive emotions that inspire the arts, were sneered at and dismissed; snideness and rage were the dominant signs of the artist.
There are moments when Professor Weinbrot's pleasure in the cogency of his argument is corrupted into a complacency, even snideness, of tone when referring to the work of other scholars.
When critics and observers commented on the occasional woman member of a predominantly male ensemble, they were unable to suppress their snideness and innuendo.
His reading of "Experience" is challenging; but not every reader will agree that this admired essay is less a courageous closing with little Waldo's death than a swipe of "glancing snideness" (65) against his wife and mother, who were capable of intimacy Emerson envied/resented, producing a "vindictive, patronizing subtext" laced with self-pity (69).
There is no obvious snideness on the part of the narrator here, but neither does the narrator agree with the concern for society's judgement which Amy expresses.
Female homosexuality, though idealized, is viewed without snideness or superiority, and Nuti reveals a mild but pleasantly "feminine" side to his character.
Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Peter Carry doesn't see much change in sportswriting at his magazine; USA Today President and Publisher Tom Curley cites a stark increase in snideness throughout the media.