Adjective "jeered" definition and examples

(Jeered may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒɪə/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice.
  1. 'the jeering crowds'
  2. 'A couple kids teased and jeered and pointed at her as she ran.'
  3. 'Raising her voice to yell out at the gathered crowd she jeered, ‘Are we tired of her control?’'
  4. 'The throng of people was excited, jeering and mocking, jostling the two who held on to the man at the centre of it all.'
  5. 'Unfortunately, this success seems to have come at a price, with certain sections of the crowd indulging in boorish, jeering and in some cases lewd behaviour.'
  6. 'Half-time was over and I could hear the crowd cheering and jeering.'
  7. 'He lay there, the men standing about laughing and jeering.'
  8. 'She had stopped to listen and offer words of advice, but the other members of that clique had stepped out of the shadows, laughing and jeering.'
  9. 'Even worse than the placards was the picture of a crowd of locals jeering at the man's wife as she was driven out of town.'
  10. 'Exactly seventeen years later, I find myself in a head to head confrontation with the army, while the public at large is jeering and mocking me from the sidelines.'
  11. 'A new chain of cheering started and men began to crowd Tristan and pat him on the back, laughing and jeering.'
  12. 'More than 500 people filled the small gym, and jeered Smith at every opportunity.'
  13. 'He publicly backed Caldwell and slammed the minority of supporters who had jeered him.'
  14. 'The US Secretary of State was booed and jeered throughout his speech as he sought to put a positive spin on US wrecking tactics at the summit and its failure to take effective action in protecting the world's environment.'
  15. 'Each time he tried to deflect the question, audience members jeered him.'
  16. 'The Coalition jeered him and you could almost see the opposition benches cringe.'
  17. 'Mr Blair also said he was not alarmed yesterday when protesters jeered him during his speech.'
  18. 'They made faces, jeered her, and poked fun at her.'
  19. 'While in the US, however, people rarely needed me to repeat my name, calling out to me without inhibitions or jeering me.'
  20. 'They either jeered and insulted me, or didn't talk to me at all.'
  21. 'His only involvement so far was in an opening day defeat by Middlesbrough, during which he was jeered by his own fans.'

noun

A rude and mocking remark.
  1. 'Unlike in the FA Cup tie between the teams last season, these jeers won't be read as being racist, it was just simple, good old-fashioned booing.'
  2. 'He raises his arms in delight and turns to face the crowd, he hears jeers and boos.'
  3. 'The new guy whispered something to Jessica that Taylor couldn't hear due to the laughter, jeers, taunts, and whistles of the other students.'
  4. 'Go to any opposing arena and you hear the taunts and jeers.'
  5. 'She took to the London stage again but this time her lateness and unreliable vocals elicited cat-calls, jeers and even projectiles from angry audiences.'
  6. 'Booing that came mainly from the crowd in the stands became so intense that Doctorow stopped speaking at one point, showing no emotion as he stood silently and listened to the jeers.'
  7. 'But the air was just as thick with the old sneers and jeers.'
  8. 'As soon as they turn the corner, Tommy's behavior turns to taunting and jeers.'
  9. 'The voter would leave the poll to the jeers and threats of those who disapproved of his answer, but fortified by thoughts of the feast to come from his grateful patrons.'
  10. 'Cajoling by a minister was met with derisive jeers.'

More definitions

1. to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely: Don't jeer unless you can do better. verb (used with object)

2. to shout derisively at; taunt.

3. to treat with scoffs or derision; mock.

4. to drive away by derisive shouts (followed by out of, off, etc.): They jeered the speaker off the stage. noun

5. a jeering utterance; derisive or rude gibe.

More examples(as adjective)

"shames can be jeered."

"returns can be jeered."

"reporters can be jeered."

"members can be jeered."

"mayors can be jeered."

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Origin

(jeer)Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.