Search Result for "jeering":
1. showing your contempt by derision;
[syn: jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing]
1. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule;
- Example: "derisive laughter"
- Example: "a jeering crowd"
- Example: "her mocking smile"
- Example: "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
[syn: derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jeering \Jeer"ing\, a. Mocking; scoffing. -- n. A mocking utterance. -- Jeer"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jeer \Jeer\, v. i. [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. [1913 Webster] But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. --Spenser. Syn: To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "jeering": affront, aspersion, atrocity, banter, bantering, booing, brickbat, catcalling, chaffing, contempt, contumely, cut, derision, derisive, derisory, despite, dump, enormity, fleering, flippancy, flippant, flout, flouting, fooling, gibe, grinning, hissing, hooting, humiliation, indignity, injury, insult, jeer, joshing, kidding, leering, levity, mock, mockery, mocking, offense, outrage, panning, put-down, quizzical, ragging, railing, raillery, rallying, razzing, ridicule, ridiculing, roasting, scoff, scoffing, scurrility, smart, smart-aleckiness, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, taunt, taunting, teasing, twitting, uncomplimentary remark