Synonyms for fleer

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To flewer or fleer is to smile in that grinning manner which shows all the teeth.

For, fleer as aliens would, this was the Awakening of the Red Dragon.

"It is more than men are" she said, fired, as women always are, by a fleer at the sex.

The reader who studies every line should not fleer at him who studies not at all.

And thereat they did laugh, and fleer, and shout, and there was flashing of tankards and jingling of cups all down the hall.

Perhaps there was some truth in Betty's fleer, of her never having known any better company than that of the village apothecary.

However, she brandished her divining brush with the rest, and cut in now and then to keep the fleer with the untiring Nozilwane.

She gave a light laugh that had in it so little mirth, was so little apposite to ridicule, that he did not feel it a fleer.

Julia turned at the fleer and flung a glance of acute anger at her friend.

He is rather inclined to fleer at any pretension to American club life of earlier date.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian flira, dialectal Danish flire "to grin, titter"). Related: Fleered; fleering.

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