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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun gibe has 1 sense

Verb gibe has 2 senses


gibev. i. [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play, Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.].
     To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.  [1913 Webster]
    "Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout."  [1913 Webster]
gibev. i. 
     To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.  [1913 Webster]
    "Draw the beasts as I describe them,
    From their features, while I gibe them.
    "  [1913 Webster]
     An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns."  [1913 Webster]
    "With solemn gibe did Eustace banter me."  [1913 Webster]


gibe, v. & n. (also jibe)
--v.intr. (often foll. by at) jeer, mock.
--n. an instance of gibing; a taunt.

giber n.
perh. f. OF giber handle roughly



Parthian shot, affront, aphorism, apothegm, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack, be merry with, bon mot, boutade, brickbat, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, call names, caustic remark, chaff, comeback, conceit, contempt, contumely, crack, crack a joke, crack wise, cut, cut at, cutting remark, deride, derision, despite, dig, dig at, dishonor, disoblige, dump, dump on, enormity, epigram, facetiae, flash of wit, fleer, fleer at, flight of wit, flout, flouting, foolery, fun, gibe at, gibing retort, gird, give offense to, happy thought, heckle, humiliate, humiliation, hurl a brickbat, indignity, injury, insult, jab, jab at, jape, jeer, jeer at, jeering, jest, jibe, jibe at, joke, josh, kid, kid around, leg-pull, make a funny, make fun, make fun of, mock, mockery, mot, nasty crack, offend, offense, outrage, parting shot, persiflage, play of wit, play on words, pleasantry, poke fun at, pooh, pooh-pooh, pun, put down, put-down, put-on, quip, quips and cranks, rag, rail, rail at, raillery, rally, rank out, razz, repartee, retort, revile, rib, ridicule, riposte, rude reproach, sally, scintillate, scintillation, scoff, scoff at, scoffing, scold, scout, scurrility, short answer, slam, slap, slap at, smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, sneer, sneer at, sparkle, stroke of wit, swipe, taunt, tease, thrust, treat with indignity, turn of thought, twit, uncomplimentary remark, utter a mot, verbal thrust, wisecrack, witticism




N disrespect, disesteem, disestimation, disparagement irreverence, slight, neglect, spretae injuria formae, superciliousness, vilipendency, vilification, contumely, affront, dishonor, insult, indignity, outrage, discourtesy, practical joking, scurrility, scoffing, sibilance, hissing, sibilation, irrision, derision, mockery, irony, sarcasm, hiss, hoot, boo, gibe, flout, jeer, scoff, gleek, taunt, sneer, quip, fling, wipe, slap in the face, disrespectful, aweless, irreverent, disparaging, insulting, supercilious, contemptuous, patronizing, rude, derisive, sarcastic, scurrile, scurrilous, contumelious, unrespected, unworshiped, unenvied, unsaluted, unregarded, disregarded, disrespectfully.

VB hold in disrespect, misprize, disregard, slight, trifle with, set at naught, pass by, push aside, overlook, turn one's back upon, laugh in one's sleeve, be disrespectful, be discourteous, treat with disrespect, set down, put down, browbeat, dishonor, desecrate, insult, affront, outrage, speak slightingly of, disparage, vilipend, vilify, call names, throw dirt, fling dirt, drag through the mud, point at, indulge in personalities, make mouths, make faces, bite the thumb, take by the beard, pluck by the beard, toss in a blanket, tar and feather, have in derision, hold in derision, deride, scoff, barrack, sneer, laugh at, snigger, ridicule, gibe, mock, jeer, hiss, hoot, taunt, twit, niggle, gleek, gird, flout, fleer, roast, turn into ridicule, burlesque, laugh to scorn, smoke, fool, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of, play a practical joke, lead one a dance, run the rig upon, have a fling at, scout, mob.

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