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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.
jeer
noun [C] uk   us  
The news that the performance was being cancelled was greeted by boos and jeers from the audience.
jeering
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
loud jeering from the opposition parties
jeering
adjective uk   /ˈdʒɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈdʒɪr.ɪŋ/
Her speech was disrupted by a jeering group of protesters at the front of the crowd.
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.
Translations of “jeer”
in Korean 야유하다…
in Arabic يَسْخَر مِنْ…
in French huer, (se) moquer (de)…
in Turkish alay etmek, yuhalamak…
in Italian schernire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘲笑,嘲弄…
in Russian глумиться, издеваться…
in Polish szydzić (z), drwić (z)…
in Spanish abuchear, burlarse, mofarse…
in Portuguese zombar, mofar…
in German höhnen, spotten…
in Catalan mofar-se, esbroncar…
in Japanese あざ笑う…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘲笑,嘲弄…
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