Definitions for: Gibe


[n] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
[v] laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
[v] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints do'nt match those on the gun"



Webster (1913) Definition: Gibe, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Gibing.] [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play,
Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.]
To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to
utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to
scoff.

Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout. --Swift.


Gibe, v. i.
To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at;
to mock.

Draw the beasts as I describe them, From their
features, while I gibe them. --Swift.


Gibe, n.
An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff;
a taunt; a sneer.

Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns. --Shak.

With solemn gibe did Eustace banter me. --Tennyson.

Synonyms: agree, barb, barrack, check, correspond, dig, fit, flout, jeer, jibe, jibe, match, scoff, shaft, shot, slam, tally

Antonyms: disaccord, disagree, discord

See Also: accede, adhere, align, answer, bait, be, bear out, befit, beseem, cod, coincide, comment, conform to, consist, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, equal, homologize, look, meet, overlap, parallel, pattern, rag, rally, razz, remark, resemble, rhyme, ride, rime, square, suit, support, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twin, twit, underpin

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