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JEERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jeering mean? 

JEERING (noun)
  The noun JEERING has 1 sense:

1. showing your contempt by derision

  Familiarity information: JEERING used as a noun is very rare.


JEERING (adjective)
  The adjective JEERING has 1 sense:

1. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

  Familiarity information: JEERING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JEERING (noun)


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Meaning:

Showing your contempt by derision

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

jeer; jeering; mockery; scoff; scoffing

Hypernyms ("jeering" is a kind of...):

derision (contemptuous laughter)


JEERING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

Synonyms:

mocking; jeering; gibelike; derisive; taunting

Context examples:

derisive laughter / a jeering crowd / her mocking smile / taunting shouts of 'coward' and 'sissy'

Similar:

disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)


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