jeering


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jeer

 (jîr)
v. jeered, jeer·ing, jeers
v.intr.
To speak or shout derisively; mock.
v.tr.
To abuse vocally; taunt: jeered the speaker off the stage.
n.
A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.

[Origin unknown.]

jeer′er n.
jeer′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jeering - showing your contempt by derisionjeering - showing your contempt by derision  
derision - contemptuous laughter
Adj.1.jeering - abusing vocallyjeering - abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"

jeering

adjective
Contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit:
Translations
هازئ، ساخِر
pohrdavýposměšný
hånlig
sértõ hangnem
hæîandi
alaya alanalaycı

jeering

[ˈdʒɪərɪŋ]
A. ADJ [remark, laughter] → burlón, sarcástico
he was led through a jeering crowdle hicieron pasar por una multitud que le llenó de insultos, le hicieron pasar entre una multitud que lo colmó de insultos
B. N
1. (= protests) → protestas fpl
2. (= mockery) → burlas fpl
3. (= insults) → insultos mpl
4. (= booing) → abucheo m

jeering

[ˈdʒɪərɪŋ]
adj [crowd] → railleur/euse, moqueur/euse
nhuées fplJehovah's Witness [dʒɪˌhəʊvəzˈwɪtnəs] nTémoin m de Jéhovah
She's a Jehovah's Witness → Elle est Témoin de Jéhovah.

jeering

adjhöhnisch; (= shouting, booing)johlend; (= laughing)höhnisch lachend
nhöhnische Bemerkungen pl; (= shouting, booing)Johlen nt, → Gejohle nt; (= laughing)Hohngelächter nt

jeering

[ˈdʒɪərɪŋ]
1. adj (crowd) → che lancia grida di scherno; (remark, laughter) → di scherno
2. ngrida fpl di scherno

jeer

(dʒiə) verb
1. to shout at or laugh at rudely or mockingly. He was jeered as he tried to speak to the crowds.
2. (with at) to make fun of (someone) rudely. He's always jeering at her stupidity.
noun
a rude or mocking shout. the jeers and boos of the audience.
ˈjeering adjective
mocking or scornful.
ˈjeeringly adverb
References in classic literature ?
In a corner, meanwhile, stands the figure of an elderly man, in a leathern jerkin and breeches, with a carpenter's rule sticking out of his side pocket; he points his finger at the bearded Colonel and his descendants, nodding, jeering, mocking, and finally bursting into obstreperous, though inaudible laughter.
A mockery at which angels blushed and wept, while fiends rejoiced with jeering laughter
So full of this reeling scene were we, as we stood by the plunging bowsprit, that for some time we did not notice the jeering glances of the passengers, a lubber-like assembly, who marvelled that two fellow beings should be so companionable; as though a white man were anything more dignified than a whitewashed negro.
Now and then in the midst of it his thoughts would take flight; and then the tears would come into his eyes--and he would be called back by the jeering laughter of his companions.
To be sure, the neighbours said, it was no matter what became of Dunsey--a spiteful jeering fellow, who seemed to enjoy his drink the more when other people went dry--always provided that his doings did not bring trouble on a family like Squire Cass's, with a monument in the church, and tankards older than King George.
yelled the fickle mob, who from jeering him were now his warm friends.
Are you aware, marquis," said the jeering soldier, "that we still have six miles to go?
That wouldn't be convenient, perhaps, for this gentleman," said the colonel, in a jeering tone.
Nevertheless, when the name of the king was now and then uttered unthinkingly amid all these cardinal jests, a sort of gag seemed to close for a moment on all these jeering mouths.
Meanwhile the others went on getting dinner ready about the buildings, {21} jeering at him tauntingly as they did so.
I understand," said the child, with that jeering smile which marks especially the "gamin de Paris.
He reddened and went off, but I believe made some jeering remark to the carpenter as to the sensible practice of ventilating a ship's quarter-deck.