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jeer

Synonyms and Antonyms of jeer

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
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bird [chiefly British], boo, Bronx cheer, catcall, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razz, snort

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jeer

Synonyms and Antonyms of jeer

to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter
  • the unforgiving crowd jeered the magician when the final trick went awry
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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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