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 for jeering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeer \Jeer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jeered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Jeering.] [Perh. a corrup. of cheer to salute with cheers,
     taken in an ironical sense; or more prob. fr. D. gekscheren
     to jeer, lit., to shear the fool; gek a fool (see 1st Geck)
     + scheren to shear. See Shear, v.]
     To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with
     mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as,
     to jeer at a speaker.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. --Spenser.
  
     Syn: To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeering \Jeer"ing\, a.
     Mocking; scoffing. -- n. A mocking utterance. --
     Jeer"ing*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jeering
      adj 1: abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule;
             "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking
             smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'" [syn:
             derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting]
      n 1: showing your contempt by derision [syn: jeer, jeering,
           mockery, scoff, scoffing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "jeering":
     affront, aspersion, atrocity, banter, bantering, booing, brickbat,
     catcalling, chaffing, contempt, contumely, cut, derision, derisive,
     derisory, despite, dump, enormity, fleering, flippancy, flippant,
     flout, flouting, fooling, gibe, grinning, hissing, hooting,
     humiliation, indignity, injury, insult, jeer, joshing, kidding,
     leering, levity, mock, mockery, mocking, offense, outrage, panning,
     put-down, quizzical, ragging, railing, raillery, rallying, razzing,
     ridicule, ridiculing, roasting, scoff, scoffing, scurrility, smart,
     smart-aleckiness, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smartness, smirking,
     sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, taunt, taunting,
     teasing, twitting, uncomplimentary remark
  
  

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