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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.
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