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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 ?
Pickwick was prepared with no observation in reply; and the old man checking his impetuosity, and resuming the leer, which had disappeared during his previous excitement, said--
But the first appearance of Old Sharon--as dirty as ever, clothed in a long, frowzy, gray overcoat, with his pug-dog at his heels, and his smoke-blackened pipe in his mouth, with a tan white hat on his head, which looked as if it had been picked up in a gutter, a hideous leer in his eyes, and a jaunty trip in his walk--took her so completely by surprise that she could only return Moody's friendly greeting by silently pressing his hand.
The little boys seemed to leer gloatingly at the blood upon the other child's face.
It is my contemptible weakness that if I say a character smiled vacuously, I must smile vacuously; if he frowns or leers, I frown or leer; if he is a coward or given to contortions, I cringe, or twist my legs until I have to stop writing to undo the knot.
said a man with a squinting leer, who sculled her and who was alone, 'I know'd you was in luck again, by your wake as you come down.
An air of bold, impudent flirtation, or a loose, silly leer, was sure to answer the most ordinary glance from a masculine eye.
As he approached her, his face distorted by a hideous leer, his features worked rapidly in spasmodic twitches.
His hysterical laughter was slowly changing into cries of rage while the silly leer upon his face was supplanted by a ferocious scowl and up-curled lips, which revealed the sharpened fangs beneath.
the devil's in this woman,' muttered Arthur; adding with an ugly leer, 'I said I trusted everything to you, Peg.
Pray," said I, as the two odious casts with the twitchy leer upon them caught my sight again, "whose likenesses are those?
During the Friday's visits to Leer, the high level delegation reportedly met the Governor of Leer, community leaders and aid agencies who are currently assisting tens of thousands of people across the region.
Major organization : LANDKREIS LEER, ZENTRALE VERGABESTELLE