jeering jeering  /ˈdʒi rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) showing your contempt by derision
  2. (adj) abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

Usage(s):

  1. With the help of White House speechwriters Pat Buchanan and William Safire, Agnew developed a distinctive, jeering speech style that mixed some heavy fun into the contempt.
  2. When he left the auditorium, a jeering flock of pickets swarmed around him.
  3. Soon the legislators were on their feet, shouting, jeering, laughing.

News

  1. PBT: LeBron does what he says he would, plays better

    LeBron James is the most questioned NBA champion ever. The snickers and jeering reached critical mass after he struggled through the Heat’s loss to the Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. LeBron says he must play better, plays way better

    LeBron James is the most questioned NBA champion ever. The snickers and jeering reached critical mass after he struggled through the Heat’s loss to the Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Can he elevate his game on the biggest stage? Is he afraid of the moment? Why does he crumble under pressure? It…
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk

  3. Pele Appeals to Brazilians to Stop Booing National Soccer Team

    Brazilian soccer great Pele asked his countrymen today to stop jeering the national team a year before the country hosts the World Cup.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "This type of jeering from professional sports figures at the sight of two men kissing fuels the kind of anti-gay bullying that haunts countless gay and lesbian schoolchildren on playgrounds across the country," Joe Solmonese, the president of...
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Joe Solmonese Source: New York Times

  2. "I held his shirt for a few seconds only, then he turned to me and talked to me, jeering," said Materazzi. "He looked at me with a huge arrogance and said, 'If you really want my shirt I'll give it to you afterwards'. I replied with an...
    on Jul 11, 2006 By: Marco Materazzi Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "The reaction was inexcusable," Doll said. "We'll sit down with him in the next few days and analyse the situation. But when a player faces jeering from all 50,000 spectators, then it hurts, especially because he's an African. It's a...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Thomas Doll Source: Guardian Unlimited

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