Definitions

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  • adjective Mocking; scoffing.

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  • verb Present participle of jeer.
  • noun A mocking utterance.

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  • noun showing your contempt by derision
  • adjective abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

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Examples

  • I told the feller in jeering vernacular, 'thy sister my darling, thy name?' —

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • I told the feller in jeering vernacular, 'thy sister my darling, thy name?' —

    Damme!

  • The Hillary supporters did her no favor with their jeering from the sidelines.

    Full Michigan delegation with half-vote to be seated by Dems

  • And the neoconservative school of columnists was almost unanimous in jeering at Rushdie for being hoist by his own petard.

    Holy Writ

  • And the neoconservative school of columnists was almost unanimous in jeering at Rushdie for being hoist by his own petard.

    Holy Writ

  • From this oft-repeated prophecy Collins was known to every stockman in three States as the Coyote Prophet, the title a jeering one at first, then bestowed with increasing respect as men saw many of his prophecies fulfilled.

    The Yellow Horde

  • One of the most memorable parts of the State of the Union was when the President had to remind certain jeering members of congress that taking budgetary steps this fiscal year that don’t take effect until next fiscal year is “how budgeting works.”

    Matthew Yglesias » That’s How Budgeting Works

  • If Xblogger sets up a “funny” site or blog section about Yblogger – if Xblogger’s pals use the comments of that blog for jeering at Yblogger on a regular basis – if a Technorati feed on “Yblogger” repeatedly turns up hateful remarks by Xblogger and pals – I think that’s bullying whether the jeering is sexual or not.

    Scripting News for 3/29/2007 « Scripting News Annex

  • The unbearable note of flippant jeering, which is underneath almost all modern utterance.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • His expression was jeering in its mockery of her ignorance.

    Ride the Thunder

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  • My adjectival use: 'Get him away from the jeering crowd.'

    August 22, 2011