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intr.v. fleered, fleer·ing, fleers
To smirk or laugh in contempt or derision.
A taunting, scoffing, or derisive look or gibe.
[Middle English flerien, of Scandinavian origin.]
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to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer
a derisory glance or grin
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flire to snigger]
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1. to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly.n.
2. a fleering look or utterance; a jeer or gibe.
[1350–1400; Middle English flerien (v.) < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian flire a grin]
a person who flees.
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fleer- To laugh in a disrespectful or jeering way.
See also related terms for laugh.
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Past participle: fleered
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|Noun||1.||fleer - someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives from the sweatshops"|
|2.||fleer - contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words|
|Verb||1.||fleer - to smirk contemptuously|
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