Definition of Jeering

1. Noun. Showing your contempt by derision.

Exact synonyms: Jeer, Mockery, Scoff, Scoffing
Generic synonyms: Derision
Derivative terms: Jeer, Jeer, Mock, Scoff, Scoff, Scoff, Scoff



2. Adjective. Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule. "Taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
Exact synonyms: Derisive, Gibelike, Mocking, Taunting
Similar to: Disrespectful
Derivative terms: Deride

Definition of Jeering

1. a. Mocking; scoffing.

Definition of Jeering

1. Verb. (present participle of jeer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jeering

1. jeer [v] - See also: jeer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jeering

jeelying
jeep
jeeped
jeepers
jeepers creepers
jeeping
jeeplike
jeepney
jeepneys
jeeps
jeer
jeer capstan
jeered
jeerer
jeerers
jeering (current term)
jeeringly
jeerings
jeerleader
jeerleaders
jeers
jees
jeet
jeez
jeez Louise
jefe
jefe político
jefe políticos
jefes
jefes políticos

Literary usage of Jeering

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"... many voices /tooting- and jeering-.) 3d Voice. She'll skin a flint as soon as any body. 3d Fence» Nippy Judy. 4<A Voice. And swear the inside makes good ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"The natives, jeering at their anguish, remained obdurate, and when the dawn revealed the terrible result of those long hours of maddening heat, ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"The natives, jeering at their anguish, remained obdurate, and when the dawn revealed the terrible ..."

4. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"... of jeering barristers' boys and Temple porters. But she pulled up the window in my face, and would no more come back to me than ..."

5. The Story of New Zealand: Past and Present : Savage and Civilized by Arthur Saunders Thomson (1859)
"War and jeering songs.—Stories.—Fables.—Proverbs. THE missionaries, soon after their arrival in New Zealand, became aware of the existence among the people ..."

6. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"... And I to all a raven : every eye That follow'd her, went with a bashful glance : At me each bold and jeering countenance Darted forth scorn : to her, ..."

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