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jeer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jeer

  1. a vocal sound made to express scorn or disapproval ignored the jeers of the other team's fans and just focused on making her free throw shot Synonyms of jeer bird [chiefly British], boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, catcall, raspberry, razz, snortWords Related to jeer smirk, sneer, snicker, snigger; gibe (or jibe), put-down, taunt; whistleNear Antonyms of jeer applause, clappingAntonyms of jeer cheer


jeer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jeer

  1. to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter the unforgiving crowd jeered the magician when the final trick went awry Synonyms of jeer deride, gibe (or jibe), ridicule, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, skewerWords Related to jeer scoff (at), scorn, sneer (at); bad-mouth, belittle, decry, disparage, pooh-pooh (also pooh), put down; chaff, jive, josh, kid, quiz, rally, razz, rib, ride, tease, tweak, twit; bait, barrack [chiefly British], bug, catcall, harass, harry, hassle, heckle, needle, pester, rag, target, taunt, torment; ape, burlesque, caricature, imitate, lampoon, mimic, parody, parrot, pillory, satirize, take off (on), travestyNear Antonyms of jeer applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction

Synonym Discussion of jeer

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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