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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun jeer has 1 sense

Verb jeer has 1 sense


jeern. [Cf. Gear.].
     A gear; a tackle.  [1913 Webster]
Jeer capstan (Naut.), an extra capstan usually placed between the foremast and mainmast.
jeerv. i. [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."
Syn. -- To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.
jeerv. t. 
     To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.  [1913 Webster]
    "And if we can not jeer them, we jeer ourselves."  [1913 Webster]
     A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.  [1913 Webster]
    "Midas, exposed to all their jeers,
    Had lost his art, and kept his ears.
    "  [1913 Webster]


jeer, v. & n.
1 intr. (usu. foll. by at) scoff derisively.
2 tr. scoff at; deride.
--n. a scoff or taunt.

jeeringly adv.
16th c.: orig. unkn.



Parthian shot, affront, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack, boo, brickbat, bullyrag, call names, catcall, caustic remark, chaff, comeback, contempt, contumely, crack, cut, cut at, cutting remark, decry, deride, derision, despite, dig, dig at, dishonor, disoblige, dump, dump on, enormity, fleer, fleer at, flout, flouting, foolery, gibe, gibe at, gibing retort, gird, give offense to, hiss, hoot, humiliate, humiliation, hurl a brickbat, indignity, injury, insult, jab, jab at, jape, jeer at, jeering, jest, jibe, jibe at, knock, leg-pull, make fun of, mock, mockery, obloquy, offend, offense, outrage, parting shot, pooh, pooh-pooh, put down, put-down, put-on, quip, rag, rail at, rally, rank out, revile, ridicule, roast, rude reproach, scoff, scoff at, scout, scurrility, short answer, slam, slap, slap at, sneer, sneer at, swipe, taunt, treat with indignity, twit, uncomplimentary remark, verbal thrust




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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