gibingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gibing +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

gibingly (comparative more gibingly, superlative most gibingly)

  1. With gibes; scornfully.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, Act II, Scene 3,[1]
      [] but your loves,
      Thinking upon his services, took from you
      The apprehension of his present portance,
      Which most gibingly, ungravely, he did fashion
      After the inveterate hate he bears you.
    • 1904, Rafael Sabatini, The Tavern Knight, Chapter 25,[2]
      “You little fool!” he said half-angrily, half-gibingly; and thereafter they rode in silence - she too mortified with shame and anger to venture upon words.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.