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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Fleer


FLEER, verb intransitive

1. To deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe; to make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; as, to fleer and flout.

Covered with an antic face,

To fleer and scorn at our soleminity.

2. To leer; to grin with an air of civility.

A teacherous fleer on the face of deceivers.

FLEER, verb transitive to mock; to flout at.

FLEER, noun

1. Derision or mockery, expressed by words or looks.

And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns.

2. A grin of civility.

A treacherous fleer on the face of deceivers.