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fleer

1

[ fleer ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly.


verb (used with object)

  1. to mock or deride.

noun

  1. a fleering look; a jeer or gibe.

fleer

2

[ flee-er ]

noun

  1. a person who flees.

fleer

/ flɪə /

verb

  1. to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer


noun

  1. a derisory glance or grin
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Derived Forms

  • ˈfleeringly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • fleering·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fleer1

1350–1400; Middle English flerien (v.) < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian flire a grin

Origin of fleer2

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; flee, -er 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fleer1

C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flire to snigger
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Example Sentences

He is rather inclined to fleer at any pretension to American club life of earlier date.

And cannot I likewise, when time serves, and company is disposed to be kindly affected with it, smile and fleer as takingly?

But as she passed through the portal down the steps of the turret, she flung back certain words with a defiant fleer.

To flewer or fleer is to smile in that grinning manner which shows all the teeth.

For, fleer as aliens would, this was the Awakening of the Red Dragon.

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