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  • nounridicule
  • verbridicule

synonyms for gibes

  • jab
  • sarcasm
  • swipe
  • comeback
  • derision
  • dig
  • dump
  • jeer
  • joke
  • mockery
  • put-down
  • scoffing
  • slam
  • sneer
  • taunt
  • cutting remark
  • parting shot
  • rank-out
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antonyms for gibes

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  • compliment
  • flattery
  • praise
  • respect
  • commendation
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How to use gibes in a sentence

As a rule the crowd seemed indifferent to the insolent gibes and provocations of the episcopals.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Everyone heard the wails and gibes of Sutton M., but to few or none were the woes of Alberta May made known.
SMITH COLLEGE STORIESJOSEPHINE DODGE DASKAM
But it is upon the political platform that the gibes and sneers at Phariseeism are intended to be most stinging.
FROM THE EASY CHAIR, SERIES 2GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS
Amy, though undisturbed by Martine's gibes at the slowness of her steed, was glad enough to get out of the carriage.
AMY IN ACADIAHELEN LEAH REED
His driver sat, whip in hand, magnificently impenetrable to the gibes and jests that were flying around her.
THE LAW AND THE LADYWILKIE COLLINS
But several of his rowdy friends closed around me and held me there, compelled to listen to his gibes as he rattled on.
THE PASSENGER FROM CALAISARTHUR GRIFFITHS
And clutching his cane in the middle, he began to run, provoking the gibes of a group of street urchins, who cheered him on.
MAX FARGUSOWEN JOHNSON
No commonly sensitive lad could bear the gibes of the fellows raking at antecedents: Fleetwood would be the name to start roars.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Susan on the platform courageously faced their gibes until she and her companions were forced out into the street.
SUSAN B. ANTHONYALMA LUTZ
Jim and Dick were greeted with some very rude gibes, but the other members of the party escaped any personal remarks.
THE LITTLE MISSISCHARLOTTE SKINNER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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