Definition of Fleer

1. Noun. Someone who flees from an uncongenial situation. "Fugitives from the sweatshops"

Exact synonyms: Fugitive, Runaway
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Flee, Run Away



2. Verb. To smirk contemptuously.
Generic synonyms: Simper, Smirk

3. Noun. Contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words.
Generic synonyms: Contempt, Scorn

Definition of Fleer

1. n. One who flees.

2. imp. & p. p. 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.

3. v. t. To mock; to flout at.

4. n. A word or look of derision or mockery.

Definition of Fleer

1. Verb. To make a wry face in contempt, or to grin in scorn; to deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fleer

1. to deride [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: deride

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fleer

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Literary usage of Fleer

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1. Fabliaux Or Tales, Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth by George Ellis, Gregory Lewis Way, Legrand (1815)
"... fleer, As overgrown with pride: Ye^needs must hear Dan Guerin tell What once a certain priest befell, To market bent to ride. The morn began to shine so ..."

2. Fabliaux Or Tales by Legrand, George Ellis, Gregory Lewis Way (1815)
"... come lend an ear, It boots ye nought to chafe or fleer, As overgrown with pride : Ye needs must hear Dan Guerin tell What once a certain priest befell, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"He found there ML fleer, defendant's brother, who had entire charge and control of the ... That ML fleer directed the work on the farm, kept the time of the ..."

4. A New French and English Dictionary in Two Parts by William Cobbett (1833)
"To fleer, кн. se moquer de, railler. fleer, s. raillerie,/, regard moqueur ; politesse affectée et méprisante. fleer'ER, s. moqueur, m. railleur, m. ..."

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