jeering

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jeering \Jeer"ing\, adjective Mocking; scoffing. -- n. A mocking utterance. -- {Jeer"ing*ly}, adverb

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jeer \Jeer\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Jeered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jeering}.] [Perh. a corrup. of cheer to salute with cheers, taken in an ironical sense; or more prob. fr. D. gekscheren to jeer, lit., to shear the fool; gek a fool (see 1st {Geck}) + scheren to shear. See {Shear}, v.] To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.

But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. --Spenser.

Syn: To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jeering

adjective

1: abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of 'coward' and 'sissy'" [syn: {derisive}, {gibelike}, {jeering}, {mocking}, {taunting}]

noun

1: showing your contempt by derision [syn: {jeer}, {jeering}, {mockery}, {scoff}, {scoffing}]


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