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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  
  jeering      n-uncount  
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.  
usu pl  
...the heckling and jeers of his audience.     
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jeer

  
1   
      vb   banter, barrack, cock a snook at     (Brit.)   contemn     (formal)   deride, flout, gibe, heckle, hector, knock     (informal)   mock, ridicule, scoff, sneer, taunt  
2   
      n   abuse, aspersion, boo, catcall, derision, gibe, hiss, hoot, obloquy, ridicule, scoff, sneer, taunt  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    acclaim, applaud, cheer, clap, praise  
2    adulation, applause, cheers, encouragement, praise  

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jeering, jester, Jeep, Jees

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