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Fleer   /flɪr/   Listen

Someone who flees from an uncongenial situation.  Synonyms: fugitive, runaway.
Contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words.

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"Fleer" Quotes from Famous Books

... he had told us practically not a word. He had discussed everything under heaven in his brilliant, erratic way, with a fleer of cynicism toward it all, but he had left himself out completely. He had given us Farquharson with relish, and in infinite detail, from the time the poor fellow first turned up in Muloa, put ashore by a native craft. Talking about Farquharson ...
— O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920 • Various

... surgeon who had made this touching the subject of his raillery all his lifetime till he became body surgeon at court, and found it a good perquisite, solved all difficulties by telling his companions with a fleer 'Really one could not have thought it, if one had not seen it.' A friend of mine heard him say it, and knew well his opinion ...
— Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing • George Barton Cutten

... farce &c. (drama) 599; caricature. buffoonery &c. (fun) 840; practical joke; horseplay. scorn, contempt &c. 930. V. ridicule[transitive], deride, mock, taunt; snigger; laugh in one's sleeve; tease[ridicule lightly], badinage, banter, rally, chaff, joke, twit, quiz, roast; haze [U.S.]; tehee[obs3]; fleer[obs3]; show up. [i.p.] play upon, play tricks upon; fool to the top of one's bent; laugh at, grin at, smile at; poke fun at. satirize, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty. turn into ridicule; make merry with; make fun of, make game of, make a fool of, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

Words linked to "Fleer" :   person, mortal, somebody, scorn, contempt, fugitive, soul, runaway, smirk, individual, someone, simper, flee

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