jeer ( jeers plural & 3rd person present) ( jeering present participle) ( jeered past tense & past participle )
1 verb To jeerat someone means to say or shout rude and insulting things to them to show that you do not like or respect them.
Marchers jeered at white passers-by, but there was no violence, nor any arrests... V at n
Demonstrators have jeered the mayor as he arrived for a week long visit... V n
I didn't come here today to jeer: I want to give advice. V
...mobs of jeering bystanders. V-ing, Also V with quote
There was constant jeering and interruption from the floor.
2 n-count Jeers are rude and insulting things that people shout to show they do not like or respect someone.
...the heckling and jeers of his audience.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
vb banter, barrack, cock a snook at (Brit.) contemn (formal) deride, flout, gibe, heckle, hector, knock (informal) mock, ridicule, scoff, sneer, taunt
n abuse, aspersion, boo, catcall, derision, gibe, hiss, hoot, obloquy, ridicule, scoff, sneer, taunt
1 acclaim, applaud, cheer, clap, praise
2 adulation, applause, cheers, encouragement, praise
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