adverb see fleer I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fleeringly — fleer ing*ly, adv. In a fleering manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fleeringly — See fleer. * * * …   Universalium

  • fleeringly — fleer·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • fleeringly — adverb : in a fleering manner : with a fleer * * * fleerˈingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑fleer …   Useful english dictionary

  • fleer — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English fleryen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flire to giggle Date: 15th century to laugh or grimace in a coarse derisive manner ; sneer Synonyms: see scoff • fleeringly adverb II. noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fleer — fleer1 fleeringly, adv. /flear/, v.i. 1. to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly. v.t. 2. to mock or deride. n. 3. a fleering look; a jeer or gibe. [1350 1400; ME flerien (v.) < Scand; cf. Norw flire a grin] fleer2 …   Universalium

  • fleer — [flir] vi., vt. [ME flerien, prob. < Scand, as in Dan dial., Norw flire, to snicker, laugh, prob. < IE base * plēi , bald, bare] to laugh derisively (at); sneer or jeer (at) n. a derisive grimace, laugh, etc.; gibe fleeringly adv …   English World dictionary

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