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English definition of “jeer”

jeer

verb [I or T] uk   /dʒɪər/ us    /dʒɪr/
to laugh or shout insults at someone to show you have no respect for them: The people at the back of the hall jeered (at) the speaker.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
jeer
noun [C] uk   us  
The news that the performance was being cancelled was greeted by boos and jeers from the audience.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
jeering
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
loud jeering from the opposition partiesInsults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
jeering
adjective uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
Her speech was disrupted by a jeering group of protesters at the front of the crowd.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
jeeringly
adverb uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ.li/ us    /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ-/
His friends began to laugh jeeringly when his car broke down and wouldn't start again.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
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