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Jeer in a Sentence

Examples of jeer in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of jeer, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(verb) - laugh at with contempt and derision

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EXAMPLES - Jeer in a Sentence

  1. Washington Times: Primary foe has yuletide jeer for Specter (source)
  2. Republicans and Democrats alike receive some gentle holiday jeer. (source)
  3. MPs rarely jeer at a colleague who has been assailed in the press. (source)
  4. They don't clap, or jeer, or throw down their shopping bags to join us. (source)
  5. The crowd of 600-plus attendees didn't jeer Obama's caution ... that much. (source)
  6. Would love to be there to jeer these nitwits, this is what is wrong with these loons. (source)
  7. Even the chance to jeer would not get many fans through the turnstiles in other nations. (source)
  8. Is the idea that if you jeer loudly enough about others your own behaviour will go unnoticed? (source)
  9. "Witches are people who use the power of our ancestors to harm others," he explains, with a jeer. (source)
  10. The persons with whom we get angry are those who laugh, mock, or jeer at us, for such conduct is insolent. (source)
  11. Ms. Kirkpatrick cut the session short after 15 minutes and headed to her car, trailed by a jeer of "What a nitwit!" (source)
  12. Allow fans to moan when goals are missed, to ebb with attacks and climax with goals, to cheer heroes and jeer villains. (source)
  13. It's one thing not to agree with Nick Griffin and another matter not to even engage in debate and merely heckle and jeer. (source)
  14. As I said to Squeege, it is very easy to jeer from the sidelines and make boastful claims of what you would do in the same situation. (source)
  15. But the democrats who argued the exact opposite on this issue like Frank and threatened to filibuster like Dodd deserve a hearty jeer. (source)
  16. Little Britain had our full attention and, for the most part, all it did was escort us down to an underclass bedlam to jeer at the loonies. (source)
  17. Love It or Hate It Vincent Connare Below, a sampling of groups and products that cheer, jeer or just document the proliferation of the font. (source)
  18. Good for Obama for calling for more public investment and letting Republicans jeer, revealing the emptiness of the Republican recovery program. (source)
  19. And good for Obama for calling for more public investment and letting Republicans jeer, revealing the emptiness of the Republican recovery program. (source)
  20. The Republicans rattle the flag and jeer from the sidelines, but owe the public an explanation why they are not the Grand Old Obstructionist Party ... (source)
  21. The new Defence minister, John Hutton, has praised the idea of homecoming parades (wanting more of them) and criticised those who 'jeer' at the returning troops: (source)
  22. An uproar greeted his entrance as the humans in the bar turned their bleary eyes on the newcomers and'seeing three draconians-immediately began to shout and jeer. (source)
  23. If the Tories get elected I hope our fickle media cut them some slack, and don't just jeer from the sidelines, it's going to be tough times for a few years to come. (source)
  24. Detroit Free Press 'Mike Thompson, for example, advises bailout proponents to start "warming up their vocal chords" to jeer their opponents with chants of "I told you so." (source)
  25. Sime flung a jeer from the top of the canoe, the women snickered in his face, cries of derision rose in his wake, but he took no notice, pressing onward to the house of Scundoo. (source)
  26. I feel like one of those 19th century jerks who went to lunatic asylums to jeer at the inmates for entertainment, but, the craziness keeps getting worse and somehow I can't stop watching. (source)
  27. Dozens of hotel maids lined the sidewalk to jeer former International Monetary Fund chairman Dominique Strauss-Kahn as he arrived in court Monday for arraignment on charges of sexual assault. (source)
  28. I wonder if the 75,000 seat stadium was chosen to be able to drown out the Clinton delegates that are there for the convention who might plan to jeer and boo if Sen. Clinton isn't the running mate. (source)
  29. If nothing else, there aren't so many people now, at least to judge from callers to talksport the other day, who still think it's OK to jeer and sneer at women match officials purely on account of their gender. (source)
  30. Try not to jeer at them; the party once produced great patriots and heroes before being taken captive by Gingrich's dream of a permanent one-party majority (as you see, it came true but not the way he originally planned). (source)
  31. Crowds of natives had come down from Cawnpore city to watch and jeer at us and get in the way; some of them, and the more hostile pandies, kept sneaking in close to shout taunts, or even to strike at us and try to steal our belongings. (source)
  32. However, there were fewer than expected protesting outside the building in London where the meeting was taking place and those inside had to defend their position and jeer against other shareholder that showed little sympathy for their cause. (source)
  33. A few idlers passing by paused to jeer at the victim and throw balls of mud, and now and then a more sober citizen was to be seen, seizing a moment from the round of daily duties to attend to the moral improvement of the delinquent by means of a few well-chosen words of reproval and advice. (source)
  34. McClintock was horsing around with his roommate after a minor league game they were on their way to a disreputable watering hole outside Bridgeport, CT when McClintock, according to later accounts, leaned out of the window of his roommate's rental vehicle in order to jeer at some comely transgender streetwalkers. (source)
  35. NDTV Now get your history lesson right to crack UK citizenship test Tightening the immigration rules further, Britain on Monday announced that immigrants who jeer at British troops in the streets will be barred from gaining the country's citizenship and said migrants wanting a UK passport will have to pass a history test, an idea mooted for the first time. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "jeer" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 24 synonyms for jeer.

banter, comeback, contemn, deride, dig, fleer, flout, gibe, hector, hoot, jab, jest, laugh at, make a crack, mock, poke fun, put down, put on, quip, ridicule, scoff, sneer, snipe, taunt


We have 4 antonyms for jeer.

commend, compliment, flatter, praise


Pronunciation: (jîr)

Syllabification: ['jeer']


View up to 25 definitions of jeer from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (verb-intransitive) To speak or shout derisively; mock.
  2. (verb-transitive) To abuse vocally; taunt: jeered the speaker off the stage.
  3. (noun) A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.
  2. (verb) To utter sarcastic or mocking comments; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language.
  3. (verb) To mock; treat with mockery; to taunt; to flout.
  4. (noun) A gear; a tackle.
  5. (noun) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the yards of a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A gear; a tackle.
  2. (noun) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff.
  4. (verb-transitive) To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.
  5. (noun) A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) To make a mock of some person or thing; scoff: as, to jeer at one in sport.
  2. (None) Synonyms Gibe, Scoff, etc. See sneer.
  3. (None) To treat with scoffs or derision; make a mock of; deride; flout.
  4. (noun) A scoff; a taunt; a flout; a gibe; a mock.
  5. (noun) A huff; a pet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (verb) laugh at with contempt and derision
  2. (noun) showing your contempt by derision