Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a gibing manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a gibing manner; scornfully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With gibes; scornfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a disrespectful jeering manner

Etymologies

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gibing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • All kind of harsh treatment being tried in vain, he no longer held any intercourse with the soldiers; he said the army was corrupted by the centurions; he sometimes gibingly called them tribunes of the people and Voleros.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • "You little fool!" he said half-angrily, half-gibingly; and thereafter they rode in silence -- she too mortified with shame and anger to venture upon words.

    The Tavern Knight

  • For he had already been driven by egotistic governments from several of his commanding positions, and people were gibingly asking whether the new political gospel was being preached only as a foil for backslidings.

    The Inside Story of the Peace Conference

  • 1628: Which most gibingly, vngrauely, he did fashion

    Coriolanus (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • How you hold back from your happiness! "she cried gibingly.

    The Judge

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