What does the word sneer mean?

Usage examples for sneer

  1. " It's quite evident," said Leon, with a sneer, " that you don't know into whose hands you've fallen." – The Living Link by James De Mille
  2. " It was very shrewd in you to mention at once the subject on which you wished to speak with me," said the emperor, with a slight sneer. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  3. The broad back of his friend was occupied by a contemptuous sneer. – Last Words by Stephen Crane