Grammar Patterns

V with quote

The 'sneer' group

These verbs indicate the feeling expressed or felt by the person speaking, for example anger, enthusiasm, surprise, scorn, or unhappiness. Many of these verbs also indicate the way that something is said, to some extent.
Most of these verbs are usually used in fiction rather than in journalism or conversation.
'This is great!' enthused Francis.
'It's monstrous!' Jackie fumed. 'I've got a good mind to - '
'Takes some of the heat off you, doesn't it?' he sneered.
'Take him to the checkpoint!' Bykov spat out.
  • crow
  • enthuse
  • explode
  • expostulate
  • exult
  • froth
  • fume
  • groan
  • gush
  • huff
  • jeer
  • jibe
  • lament
  • moan
  • mock
  • rage
  • rant
  • rave
  • rhapsodize
  • scoff
  • snap
  • snarl
  • sneer
  • spit
  • storm
  • whimper
  • spit out
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