Adjective "jibed" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.
  1. 'It began with loud jibes and insults issued at both sides, and quickly developed into a shoving match.'
  2. 'Kelly concludes with a gibe at his colleagues' casual derogation of the blogs.'
  3. 'In fact, Simon was no more negative than most critics, but his lively writing style meant that his gibes were more memorable than those of the others.'
  4. 'Anderson might get gibes for being a pretty boy, but is respected in the bush and the cities for his grasp on his portfolio.'
  5. 'We are prepared to overlook the hurt, the nasty gibes that have been flung at us, and the personal attacks we have suffered.'
  6. '‘The constant gibes in the British press about my love of beauty has long left a false impression of my work,’ he maintains.'
  7. 'Scholars contend that men from various African tribes regularly traded gibes about each other's mother.'
  8. 'Briggs smiled at that, but Deidre ignored the gibe.'
  9. 'On the way some had salutations for her and some had gibes.'
  10. 'His replies were peppered with small gibes at Hitchens.'
  11. 'The latest gibe between the pair came after Warne called Muralidaran ‘thin-skinned’ for pulling out of Sri Lanka's tour of Australia.'
  12. 'Judith couldn't resist the gibe and regretted it as soon as Emma rounded on her.'
  13. 'I am less impressed by the claque of backbenchers whose running gibes whenever a minister is on his feet add little to the discussions.'
  14. 'The Shakespearian gibes are by far the most creative.'
  15. 'The gibe could not be further off the mark, for he is in fact a very proud Jew.'
  16. 'Now a gaffe by the Highways Agency and the county council has left Lancastrians open to gibes from their Yorkshire neighbours.'
  17. 'However, at another level, the nettles may be emblematic of the comments and gibes of women and men.'
  18. 'She often asks them when they are getting married and if she can come, along with other relevant gibes.'


Make insulting or mocking remarks; jeer.
  1. 'It is all very well for Tariq Ali to gibe at India's neo-liberal economics, but this, alas, is the only show in town.'
  2. 'Zia's enterprise gibed with the blurred mission statement of Pakistan.'
  3. '‘If corners had not been invented, we would have been in the game,’ he jibed.'
  4. 'The compère jibed back ‘Oh, so you are are a futurologist as well?’'
  5. '‘It's just journalists who are paid to write that stuff,’ Kadyrov jibes, naming one famous reporter who he believes is in the pay of the rebels.'
  6. 'Such objections may be seen as the sort of caviling and gibing that often greets attempts to speak across the divide between science and literature.'
  7. 'Today one can easily gibe at the show's glaring seams and stitches.'
  8. 'For a man who never quite seemed humble, though he often gibed about humility, it was a moving - and humbling - final effect.'
  9. 'The Deputy First Minister joked at the First Minister's expense, jibing at the apparent disunity within McConnell's ranks.'
  10. 'This was met with congratulations from the oldies, but the usual jibing remarks from my sister.'


Be in accord; agree.
  1. 'My own experiences didn't jibe with anything these family units went through.'
  2. 'But their working habits didn't jibe: Godrich constantly wanted to press forward, but the Strokes like to labour over every sound.'
  3. 'Unknotting privacy dilemmas from first principles can be tricky, or at least lead to results that don't jibe with most people's felt intuitions.'
  4. 'How does the rise of the big-box-booksellers jibe with the supposed decline in reading?'
  5. 'It doesn't jibe with the image that a lot of Americans have about this country.'
  6. 'And the sample menus included in the back of Dr. Atkins's book are of no help because they don't jibe with the instructions in the text.'
  7. 'I'd hoped to put the vignette on the web when it was done, but it doesn't jibe at all with AuthorityJack.'
  8. 'You don't agree with them, you offer opinions that don't jibe with theirs and you get a target on your back.'
  9. 'If Apple does come out with a response, they have to sink down to Napster's level and it doesn't jibe with their type of advertising at all.'
  10. 'Similarly, if I'm in public practice, and they do something that doesn't jibe with my policies, I'm going to change my policies.'

More definitions

1. to shift from one side to the other when running before the wind, as a fore-and-aft sail or its boom.

2. to alter course so that a fore-and-aft sail shifts in this manner. verb (used with object), jibed, jibing.

3. to cause to jibe. noun

4. the act of jibing.

More examples(as adjective)

"awkwardlies can be jibed."


(jibe)Early 19th century: of unknown origin.