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gibe

variants: or jibe

Synonyms and Antonyms of gibe

to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter

  • teammates gibing each other when one fouls up an important play
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Phrases Synonymous with gibe

cock a snook (at) also cock snooks (at) , make fun of, make sport of, poke fun at, rag on

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Synonym Discussion of gibe

scoff, jeer, gibe, fleer, sneer, flout mean to show one's contempt in derision or mockery. scoff stresses insolence, disrespect, or incredulity as motivating the derision.
    • scoffed at their concerns
jeer suggests a coarser more undiscriminating derision.
    • the crowd jeered at the prisoners
gibe implies taunting either good-naturedly or in sarcastic derision.
    • hooted and gibed at the umpire
fleer suggests grinning or grimacing derisively.
    • the saucy jackanapes fleered at my credulity
sneer stresses insulting by contemptuous facial expression, phrasing, or tone of voice.
    • sneered at anything romantic
flout stresses contempt shown by refusal to heed.
    • flouted the conventions of polite society


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