Synonyms for jeering

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For half an hour I stood there in the grey November rain surrounded by a jeering mob.

But somehow Steve's jeering remarks had stirred Bandy-legs' pride.

It grew every moment, became a mob, shoving and surging, shouting and jeering.

"Come, they want us in there," said Antoine to his companion in a jeering tone.

He read after lunch at his club the jeering remarks of the evening Press.

She is walking through the mocking and jeering crowd, but see!

At her look and voice the jeering crowd fell back in silence.

But there was no mistaking the triumphant note in the silky, jeering tones.

Then it came, in the jeering laughter of the antagonistic Dalis.

The McMurrough said, in a jeering tone, with his eye on the Colonel.

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.

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