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jeer

JEER, v.i. To utter severe, sarcastic reflections; to scoff; to deride; to flout; to make a mock of; as, to jeer at one in sport.

JEER, v.t. To treat with scoffs or derision.

JEER, n. Railing language; scoff; taunt; biting jest; flout; jibe; mockery; derision; ridicule with scorn.

Midas exposed to all their jeers,

Had lost his art, and kept his ears.



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JEER, v.i. To utter severe, sarcastic reflections; to scoff; to deride; to flout; to make a mock of; as, to jeer at one in sport.

JEER, v.t. To treat with scoffs or derision.

JEER, n. Railing language; scoff; taunt; biting jest; flout; jibe; mockery; derision; ridicule with scorn.

Midas exposed to all their jeers,

Had lost his art, and kept his ears.

JEER, n.

Railing language; scoff; taunt; biting jest; flout; jibe; mockery; derision; ridicule with scorn. Midas exposed to all their jeers, / Had lost his art, and kept his ears. – Swift.


JEER, v.i. [G. scheren, to rail at, to jeer, to shear, to shave; D. scheeren, Dan. skierer, Sw. skära, Gr. κειρω, without a prefix. These all seem to be of one family, Class Gr. The primary sense is probably to rub, or to cut by rubbing; and we use rub in a like sense; a dry rub, is a keen, cutting, sarcastic remark.]

To utter severe, sarcastic reflections; to scoff; to deride; to flout; to make a mock of; as, to jeer at one in sport. – Herbert.


JEER, v.t.

To treat with scoffs or derision. – Howell.


Jeer
  1. A gear; a tackle.

    (b) pl.
  2. To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision; to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker.

    But when he saw her toy and gibe and jeer. Spenser.

    Syn. -- To sneer; scoff; flout; gibe; mock.

  3. To treat with scoffs or derision; to address with jeers; to taunt; to flout; to mock at.

    And if we can not jeer them, we jeer ourselves. B. Jonson.

  4. A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery.

    Midas, exposed to all their jeers,
    Had lost his art, and kept his ears.
    Swift.

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Jeer

JEER, verb intransitive To utter severe, sarcastic reflections; to scoff; to deride; to flout; to make a mock of; as, to jeer at one in sport.

JEER, verb transitive To treat with scoffs or derision.

JEER, noun Railing language; scoff; taunt; biting jest; flout; jibe; mockery; derision; ridicule with scorn.

Midas exposed to all their jeers,

Had lost his art, and kept his ears.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CORRUPTION, n. [L.]

1. The act of corrupting, or state of being corrupt or putrid; the destruction of the natural form of bodies, by the separation of the component parts, or by disorganization, in the process of putrefaction.

Thou wilt not suffer thy holy One to see corruption. Psalm 16.

2. Putrid matter; pus.

3. Putrescence; a foul state occasioned by putrefaction.

4. Depravity; wickedness; perversion or deterioration of moral principles; loss of purity or integrity.

Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1.

Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom.

5. Debasement; taint; or tendency to a worse state.

Keep my honor from corruption.

6. Impurity; depravation; debasement; as a corruption of language.

7. Bribery. He obtained his suit by corruption.

8. In law, taint; impurity of blood, in consequence of an act of attainder of treason or felony, by which a person is disabled to inherit lands from an ancestor, nor can retain those in his possession, nor transmit them by descent to his heirs.

Corruption of blood can be removed only by act of parliament.

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