gibe vs jibe

gibe jibe


  • 1) A facetious or insulting remark; a jeer or taunt.
  • 2) A derisive remark.
  • 3) An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.
  • 4) Synonyms Taunt, jeer, sneer, fleer, insult, reproach.
  • 5) A tauntingly or contemptuously sarcastic remark; a scoff; a railing; an expression of sarcastic scorn.
  • 6) intransitive To perform a jibe (2, 3).
  • 7) transitive To cause to execute a gibe (2, 3).
  • 8) Synonyms Jeer, Scoff, etc. See sneer.
  • 9) Nautical See jibe.
  • 10) NauticalSeejibe.
  • 11) To speak of or to with taunting or sarcastic words; deride; scoff at; rail at; ridicule.
  • 12) To utter taunting or sarcastic words; rail; sneer; scoff: absolutely or with at.
  • 13) To deride with taunting remarks.
  • 14) To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.
  • 15) To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
  • 16) To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.


  • 1) nautical sudden sweep of the boom of a sailboat across from one side of the boat to the other.
  • 2) A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.
  • 3) nautical A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind.
  • 4) The act of jibing.
  • 5) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  • 6) intransitive To agree.
  • 7) transitive, nautical To cause to execute a jibe
  • 8) intransitive, nautical To perform a jibe
  • 9) shift from one side of the ship to the other
  • 10) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • 11) Nautical, to cause (a fore-and-aft sail) to swing over to the other side when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
  • 12) To agree; be in harmony or accord; work together: as, the two plans did not seem to jibe.
  • 13) A less common form of jib.
  • 14) Nautical, to change from one tack to the other without going about; shift a fore-and-aft Bail from one side to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter.
  • 15) To be in accord; agree.
  • 16) To cause (a sail) to jibe.
  • 17) To shift a fore-and-aft sail from one side of a vessel to the other while sailing before the wind so as to sail on the opposite tack.
  • 18) colloq. To agree; to harmonize.
  • 19) (Naut.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See jibe, v. t., and gybe.
  • 20) (Naut.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See gybe.


  • 1) It is one that makes those gibes about his transfer fee seem just a little premature.
  • 2) But he always took such gibes with good humour.


  • 1) It has also suffered jibes that the whole thing is a massive fix.
  • 2) But your wife is making cruel jibes.
  • 3) It is certainly fodder for cynical jibes about leopards and spots.
  • 4) It was him who helped me find my confidence and put those years of cruel jibes behind me.
  • 5) She also said taunts and jibes about her old, unnatural look had been upsetting.
  • 6) And fans were still aiming the jibe at him when he boarded the team bus 40 minutes after the final whistle.
  • 7) As a result he not only arrived on time but he also avoided the usual cheap jibes that we journalists are wont to make about ministerial limousines.
  • 8) People make fat jibes and I feel like leaving it all behind.
  • 9) There were thousands of complaints about his cruel jibe, so it was no surprise to see he was on his best behaviour this week.
  • 10) Perhaps, ironically, all those cheap jibes helped him here.
  • 11) Cheap jibes aside, do you consider yourself Scottish?
  • 12) The midfielder (right) says his side must ignore jibes about their massive financial losses and use their strengths.
  • 13) Now she has knocked the cruel jibes on the head as she bids to book a place at this summer's Olympics.
  • 14) No matter, I have taken his fat jibe on the chin.
  • 15) Many nights, I have cried myself to sleep over such cruel jibes.
  • 16) I may come across as confident, but cruel jibes left my self-esteem in tatters.
  • 17) Are these cruel jibes really justified, do I really set out to shock?
  • 18) Aaaand, just like the "omg, 90% of the Chrysler dealerships closed were owned by Republicans" garbage, this fun little math jibe is total crap.
  • 19) Cue the wingnuts to claim that this mild political jibe is hate speech.
  • 20) And while your whole jibe is aimed at business and rocking out your career life, what if your question of “What am I afraid of?” was applied to relationships?
  • 21) I do not believe in unilateral disarmament, but I do believe the truth-telling jibe is always mightier than the partisan grunt.
  • 22) The standard reply to the Work at Tescos” jibe is “Well if you were a manager at Tescos you would have bankrupted them years ago” on January 1, 2010 at 3: 17 pm Sherriff Roscoe.
  • 23) The title is in honour of Australia’s first female deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, jibe from the enlightened Mr Heffernan – stating she was unfit for leadership because she was” deliberately barren”.
  • 24) These terms jibe nicely with Mr. Putin's own rhetoric of threats and fear.
  • 25) Cameron's office defended the prime minister, saying the jibe was a humorous remark referencing an insurance advertisement.
  • 26) He is good with a political attack or jibe, which is appealing to voters trying to find the magic trick to beating an incumbent.
  • 27) ‘The Shakespearian gibes are by far the most creative.’
  • 28) ‘Both editors offered high-minded defences for their cheap gibes.’
  • 29) ‘Now a gaffe by the Highways Agency and the county council has left Lancastrians open to gibes from their Yorkshire neighbours.’
  • 30) ‘The gibes about drugs and EST aside, some people just don't ‘get’ certain innovations, and this is often generational.’
  • 31) ‘Stung by Australian gibes about their dull tactics, they played like the Harlem Globetrotters - and lost to Australia 12-6.’
  • 32) ‘The gibes from his own side caused Kerry to overreact.’
  • 33) ‘On the way some had salutations for her and some had gibes.’
  • 34) ‘His replies were peppered with small gibes at Hitchens.’
  • 35) ‘Voltaire's gibe about the Holy Roman Empire was literally true but, like all such glib gibes missed the essential point.’
  • 36) ‘Anderson might get gibes for being a pretty boy, but is respected in the bush and the cities for his grasp on his portfolio.’
  • 37) ‘The latest gibe between the pair came after Warne called Muralidaran ‘thin-skinned’ for pulling out of Sri Lanka's tour of Australia.’
  • 38) ‘Kelly concludes with a gibe at his colleagues' casual derogation of the blogs.’
  • 39) ‘Gospel writer John's point in putting this line in Jesus' mouth is almost certainly to take a gibe at the Temple elite.’
  • 40) ‘The gibe could not be further off the mark, for he is in fact a very proud Jew.’
  • 41) ‘However, at another level, the nettles may be emblematic of the comments and gibes of women and men.’
  • 42) ‘Sandra stayed at home, away from the taunts and jibes of her white schoolfellows, and illicitly befriended the children of the family's black nanny.’
  • 43) ‘His wife, Liz (Janet McTeer), taunts him with sexual jibes.’
  • 44) ‘But a caring family couldn't totally protect the young Alíesha from the jibes and taunts of schoolmates and soldiers.’
  • 45) ‘There was much satisfaction in these stories: at last, the Newfoundlanders had found a vessel for the jibes that had taunted them for years.’
  • 46) ‘It began with loud jibes and insults issued at both sides, and quickly developed into a shoving match.’
  • 47) ‘Zia's enterprise gibed with the blurred mission statement of Pakistan.’
  • 48) ‘In one day and night, he gibed, ‘all those who had any power and authority were wiped out… till no chief remained to ask after any followers.’’
  • 49) ‘For a man who never quite seemed humble, though he often gibed about humility, it was a moving - and humbling - final effect.’
  • 50) ‘She tipped her glass at Hector as she gibed at the Antarctic and he couldn't have enjoyed it more.’
  • 51) ‘It is all very well for Tariq Ali to gibe at India's neo-liberal economics, but this, alas, is the only show in town.’
  • 52) ‘Today one can easily gibe at the show's glaring seams and stitches.’
  • 53) ‘Of this character, she gibes further: ‘He takes Viagra.’’
  • 54) ‘‘It was only through the media that I came to know there are such short-cuts to winning national awards,’ he gibes.’
  • 55) ‘She crossed her arms across her chest with a defiant look as if expecting him to gibe her.’
  • 56) ‘The Deputy First Minister joked at the First Minister's expense, jibing at the apparent disunity within McConnell's ranks.’
  • 57) ‘‘It's just journalists who are paid to write that stuff,’ Kadyrov jibes, naming one famous reporter who he believes is in the pay of the rebels.’
  • 58) ‘The 19 novels on the list represented, Sexton jibed, ‘a curious incident of authors missing’.’
  • 59) ‘‘If corners had not been invented, we would have been in the game,’ he jibed.’
  • 60) ‘‘It's hugely different to writing to a feature film, where you're basically whitewashing it for the producers,’ he jibes.’
  • 61) ‘The compère jibed back ‘Oh, so you are are a futurologist as well?’’
  • 62) ‘Barnes then jibed, ‘Are you getting hot for the next one - the humanitarian attack on Pyongyang?’’
  • 63) ‘Think before you jibe, the effects may not seem much to you, but the for the recipient, well it could just push them over the edge.’
  • 64) ‘This was met with congratulations from the oldies, but the usual jibing remarks from my sister.’
  • 65) ‘You don't agree with them, you offer opinions that don't jibe with theirs and you get a target on your back.’
  • 66) ‘He claims to be very liberal, but when he's voting it just doesn't jibe with what he says.’
  • 67) ‘But that doesn't jibe with your partisan rantings.’
  • 68) ‘But the only ‘evidence’ for these upcoming disasters is the output of computer models that don't jibe with reality.’
  • 69) ‘It's an additional piece of information refuting Atkins-Taubes that happens to jibe with the controlled studies and the government surveys.’
  • 70) ‘Similarly, if I'm in public practice, and they do something that doesn't jibe with my policies, I'm going to change my policies.’
  • 71) ‘Unknotting privacy dilemmas from first principles can be tricky, or at least lead to results that don't jibe with most people's felt intuitions.’
  • 72) ‘The ‘GE to GM’ phrase just doesn't jibe with most people's sense of their options.’
  • 73) ‘And the sample menus included in the back of Dr. Atkins's book are of no help because they don't jibe with the instructions in the text.’
  • 74) ‘All the pessimism and darkness that come with a far-away war against a hard-to-find enemy just don't jibe with that mojo.’
  • 75) ‘If Apple does come out with a response, they have to sink down to Napster's level and it doesn't jibe with their type of advertising at all.’
  • 76) ‘It's not like you have to share the office space with someone who's views don't jibe with yours, so what's the point?’
  • 77) ‘An afternoon talking to the protesters, however, had filled her head with data that did not jibe with what she had been told.’
  • 78) ‘This does not jibe with my experience, nor that of most Americans, at least.’
  • 79) ‘My own experiences didn't jibe with anything these family units went through.’
  • 80) ‘How does the rise of the big-box-booksellers jibe with the supposed decline in reading?’
  • 81) ‘It doesn't jibe with the image that a lot of Americans have about this country.’
  • 82) ‘I'd hoped to put the vignette on the web when it was done, but it doesn't jibe at all with AuthorityJack.’
  • 83) ‘I think this jibes with Xyu's recent contact with the Transducer which, as far as I can tell, is the most recent contact we have on record.’
  • 84) ‘But their working habits didn't jibe: Godrich constantly wanted to press forward, but the Strokes like to labour over every sound.’

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