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jeer

jeer

 
 
pronunciation:
jir
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jeered, jeering, jeers
definition: to remark in a loud, mocking, abusive manner.
The strikers jeered at the company's representative.
antonyms:
cheer
similar words:
catcall, fleer, gibe, mock, scoff, snicker
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to mock or deride loudly.
The crowd jeered his every attempt at conciliation.
synonyms:
deride, mock, ridicule
antonyms:
cheer
similar words:
fleer, gibe, hoot, make fun of, taunt, twit
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or an instance of jeering.
Jeers erupted from the audience.
synonyms:
fleer, mock, mockery
antonyms:
cheer
similar words:
bird, Bronx cheer, catcall, gibe, raspberry, ridicule, scoff, sneer, snicker, twit
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derivations: jeeringly (adv.), jeerer (n.)