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leer

 (lîr)
intr.v. leered, leer·ing, leers
To look with a sidelong glance, indicative especially of sexual desire or sly and malicious intent.
n.
A desirous, sly, or knowing look.

[Probably from obsolete leer, cheek, from Middle English ler, from Old English hlēor; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.]

leer′ing·ly adv.

leer

(lɪə)
vb
(intr) to give an oblique, sneering, or suggestive look or grin
n
such a look
[C16: perhaps verbal use of obsolete leer cheek, from Old English hlēor]
ˈleering adj, n
ˈleeringly adv

leer

(lɪər)
v.i.
1. to look with a sideways glance, esp. suggestive of lascivious interest or malicious intention.
n.
2. a lascivious or sly look.
[1520–30]
leer′ing•ly, adv.

Leer

 of boys—Lipton, 1970.

leer


Past participle: leered
Gerund: leering

Imperative
leer
leer
Present
I leer
you leer
he/she/it leers
we leer
you leer
they leer
Preterite
I leered
you leered
he/she/it leered
we leered
you leered
they leered
Present Continuous
I am leering
you are leering
he/she/it is leering
we are leering
you are leering
they are leering
Present Perfect
I have leered
you have leered
he/she/it has leered
we have leered
you have leered
they have leered
Past Continuous
I was leering
you were leering
he/she/it was leering
we were leering
you were leering
they were leering
Past Perfect
I had leered
you had leered
he/she/it had leered
we had leered
you had leered
they had leered
Future
I will leer
you will leer
he/she/it will leer
we will leer
you will leer
they will leer
Future Perfect
I will have leered
you will have leered
he/she/it will have leered
we will have leered
you will have leered
they will have leered
Future Continuous
I will be leering
you will be leering
he/she/it will be leering
we will be leering
you will be leering
they will be leering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been leering
you have been leering
he/she/it has been leering
we have been leering
you have been leering
they have been leering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been leering
you will have been leering
he/she/it will have been leering
we will have been leering
you will have been leering
they will have been leering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been leering
you had been leering
he/she/it had been leering
we had been leering
you had been leering
they had been leering
Conditional
I would leer
you would leer
he/she/it would leer
we would leer
you would leer
they would leer
Past Conditional
I would have leered
you would have leered
he/she/it would have leered
we would have leered
you would have leered
they would have leered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leer - a facial expression of contempt or scornleer - a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
scorn, contempt - open disrespect for a person or thing
2.leer - a suggestive or sneering look or grin
expression, look, face, facial expression, aspect - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
Verb1.leer - look suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression; "The men leered at the young women on the beach"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

leer

verb grin, eye, stare, wink, squint, goggle, smirk, drool, gloat, ogle men standing around, leering at passing females
noun grin, stare, wink, squint, smirk, drool, gloat, ogle When I asked the clerk for my room key, he gave it to me with a leer.
Translations
نَظْرَه ماكِرَه، نَظْرَه شَبِقَهيَنْظُر إليها بِشَبَق
potměšilý úsměvpoťouchle se usmívat
lystent smil
mulkoillasilmäillä
rábámul
brosa lostafullu, tvíræîu brositvírætt, lostafullt bros
klastinga geidulinga šypsenaklastingai geidulingai šypsotis
ņirdzīgi smaidītņirdzīgs smaids
potmehúdsky úsmevšibalsky sa usmievať
sırıtmasırıtmak

leer

[lɪəʳ]
A. Nmirada f lasciva
he said with a leerdijo con una sonrisa lasciva
B. VImirar de manera lasciva
to leer at sblanzar una mirada lasciva a algn

leer

[ˈlɪər]
vi
to leer at sb → lorgner qn

leer

n (knowing, sexual) → anzügliches Grinsen; (evil) → heimtückischer Blick
vianzüglich grinsen; → einen heimtückischen Blick haben; he leered at the girler warf dem Mädchen lüsterne Blicke zu

leer

[lɪəʳ]
1. n (lustful) → espressione f libidinosa; (evil) → espressione f malvagia
2. vi to leer at sb (lustfully) → guardare qn con occhi vogliosi; (cruelly) → guardare qn con malvagità

leer

(liə) noun
an unpleasant kind of smile.
verb
to give this kind of smile.
References in classic literature ?
said old Mazey, looking up from his mug with a leer.
Barkis, who, with his hat on the very back of his head, and a shame-faced leer upon his countenance, and pervading his very legs, presented but a vacant appearance, I thought.
Pray," said I, as the two odious casts with the twitchy leer upon them caught my sight again, "whose likenesses are those?
So spake our general Mother, and with eyes Of conjugal attraction unreprov'd, And meek surrender, half imbracing leand On our first Father, half her swelling Breast Naked met his under the flowing Gold Of her loose tresses hid: he in delight Both of her Beauty and submissive Charms Smil'd with superior Love, as JUPITER On JUNO smiles, when he impregns the Clouds That shed MAY Flowers; and press'd her Matron lip With kisses pure: aside the Devil turnd For envie, yet with jealous leer maligne Ey'd them askance, and to himself thus plaind.
Notwithstanding the occasional exhortation and chiding of his companion, the noise of the horsemen's feet continuing to approach, Wamba could not be prevented from lingering occasionally on the road, upon every pretence which occurred; now catching from the hazel a cluster of half-ripe nuts, and now turning his head to leer after a cottage maiden who crossed their path.
But the sight that froze me with apprehension was that of Dejah Thoris and Sola standing there before him, and the fiendish leer of him as he let his great protruding eyes gloat upon the lines of her beautiful figure.
He made no attempt to rise when Richard entered, but waved his pipe flightily in the air, and gave a leer of welcome.
This was said with a leer of inexpressible cunning.
In general the continental, or at least the Belgian old women permit themselves a licence of manners, speech, and aspect, such as our venerable granddames would recoil from as absolutely disreputable, and Madame Reuter's jolly face bore evidence that she was no exception to the rule of her country; there was a twinkle and leer in her left eye; her right she kept habitually half shut, which I thought very odd indeed.
said Uggug, who had taken the butter-dish from the table, and was standing behind her, with a wicked leer on his face.
exclaimed Richard, with something of a waggish leer, “thou owest the lad for the venison, I suppose that thou killed, Cousin ‘Duke
The Sahib is a little hot and angry after riding,' the horse- dealer returned, with the leer of a privileged jester.