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fleering


fleering


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleer  \Fleer\,  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fleered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fleering}.]  [OE.  flerien;  cf  Scot.  fleyr,  Norw.  flira  to 
  titter,  giggle,  laugh  at  nothing,  MHG.  vlerre  vlarre,  a  wide 
  wound.] 
  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. 
 
  To  fleer  and  scorn  at  our  solemnity.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  grin  with  an  air  of  civility;  to  leer.  [Obs.] 
 
  Grinning  and  fleering  as  though  they  went  to  a  bear 
  baiting.  --Latimer.