Snide – unpleasant criticism in an indirect way
1. A snide person makes a statement that, by itself, seems non-aggressive, but in the context of the situation, is clearly an attack on someone.
2. Sarcastic and snide are similar, but snide is meant to be unkind whereas sarcastic is more to poke fun at someone.
To remember the definition of the word snide, use the following mnemonic:
Snip out and hide (snide) the unpleasant criticism used indirectly.
Examples of snide in a sentence
Her mother threatened to ground her if she made any more snide comments.
His manager was a horrid man who preferred to make snide remarks rather than give any constructive criticism.
Her mother-in-law made snide jabs about her weight every time she visited.