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[ jeer ]SEE DEFINITION OF jeer

Synonyms for jeer

  • hoot
  • quip
  • ridicule
  • scoff
  • sneer
  • snipe
  • taunt
  • banter
  • comeback
  • contemn
  • deride
  • dig
  • fleer
  • flout
  • gibe
  • hector
  • jab
  • jest
  • mock
  • laugh at
  • make a crack
  • poke fun
  • put down
  • put on
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Antonyms for jeer

  • compliment
  • praise
  • commend
  • flatter
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JEER

It was as if every drop of blood in the wood had found a voice to jeer him with.

We passed four men, and their greeting was maddening in its jeer.

Were these the people, then, who were going to jeer at his picture, provided it were found again?

The girl's defiant attitude only incited the workmen to jeer the more.

Mayhap, then, you'll come on deck and tell these merry men as much, for they do only jeer at me.

The chaps behind might cheer and jeer and cry, “Gee-up, Sarah!”

As we approached the soldiers, they began to jeer at us in a most insolent manner.

But he was not the kind of scarecrow they would have dared to jeer at openly.

If you liked, I could go over to the fountain and begin to jeer at their women folk.

Furneaux did jeer, but it was at his colleague's phenomenal luck.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, gyr, "to deride, to mock," of uncertain origin; perhaps from Dutch gieren "to cry or roar," or German scheren "to plague, vex," literally "to shear." OED finds the suggestion that it is an ironical use of cheer "plausible and phonetically feasible, ... but ... beyond existing evidence." Related: Jeered; jeering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JEER

Bronx cheer

nounrude disapproving noise
  • boo
  • catcall
  • heckle
  • hiss
  • hoot
  • jeer
  • raspberry
  • razz
  • razzing

boo

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