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fleer

 (flîr)
intr.v. fleered, fleer·ing, fleers
To smirk or laugh in contempt or derision.
n.
A taunting, scoffing, or derisive look or gibe.

[Middle English flerien, of Scandinavian origin.]

fleer′ing·ly adv.

fleer

(flɪə)
vb
to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer
n
a derisory glance or grin
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flire to snigger]
ˈfleeringly adv

fleer1

(flɪər)

v.i.
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]

fle•er2

(ˈfli ər)

n.
a person who flees.
[1325–75]

fleer

- To laugh in a disrespectful or jeering way.
See also related terms for laugh.

fleer


Past participle: fleered
Gerund: fleering

Imperative
fleer
fleer
Present
I fleer
you fleer
he/she/it fleers
we fleer
you fleer
they fleer
Preterite
I fleered
you fleered
he/she/it fleered
we fleered
you fleered
they fleered
Present Continuous
I am fleering
you are fleering
he/she/it is fleering
we are fleering
you are fleering
they are fleering
Present Perfect
I have fleered
you have fleered
he/she/it has fleered
we have fleered
you have fleered
they have fleered
Past Continuous
I was fleering
you were fleering
he/she/it was fleering
we were fleering
you were fleering
they were fleering
Past Perfect
I had fleered
you had fleered
he/she/it had fleered
we had fleered
you had fleered
they had fleered
Future
I will fleer
you will fleer
he/she/it will fleer
we will fleer
you will fleer
they will fleer
Future Perfect
I will have fleered
you will have fleered
he/she/it will have fleered
we will have fleered
you will have fleered
they will have fleered
Future Continuous
I will be fleering
you will be fleering
he/she/it will be fleering
we will be fleering
you will be fleering
they will be fleering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fleering
you have been fleering
he/she/it has been fleering
we have been fleering
you have been fleering
they have been fleering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fleering
you will have been fleering
he/she/it will have been fleering
we will have been fleering
you will have been fleering
they will have been fleering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fleering
you had been fleering
he/she/it had been fleering
we had been fleering
you had been fleering
they had been fleering
Conditional
I would fleer
you would fleer
he/she/it would fleer
we would fleer
you would fleer
they would fleer
Past Conditional
I would have fleered
you would have fleered
he/she/it would have fleered
we would have fleered
you would have fleered
they would have fleered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fleer - someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives from the sweatshops"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.fleer - contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words
scorn, contempt - open disrespect for a person or thing
Verb1.fleer - to smirk contemptuously
simper, smirk - smile affectedly or derisively

fleer

verb
To smile or laugh scornfully or derisively:
Idiom: curl one's lip.
noun
A facial expression or laugh conveying scorn or derision:
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