fleer

Definition of fleer

Pronunciation: flēr
n.1.One who flees.
imp. & p. 1.To make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; to deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe; as, to fleer and flout.
[imp. & p. p. fleered (flērd); p. pr. & vb. n. fleering.]
To fleer and scorn at our solemnity.
- Shak.
2.To grin with an air of civility; to leer.
Grinning and fleering as though they went to a bear baiting.
- Latimer.
v. t.1.To mock; to flout at.
n.1.A word or look of derision or mockery.
And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorn.
- Shak.
2.A grin of civility; a leer.
A sly, treacherous fleer on the face of deceivers.
- South.

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