fleeringly

fleer

1 [fleer]
verb (used without object)
1.
to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly.
verb (used with object)
2.
to mock or deride.
noun
3.
a fleering look; a jeer or gibe.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English flerien (v.) < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian flire a grin

fleeringly, adverb
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fleer (flɪə)
 
vb
1.  to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer
 
n
2.  a derisory glance or grin
 
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flire to snigger]
 
'fleeringly
 
adv

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fleer
c.1400, perhaps from Scand. (cf. dial. Norw. flira, dial. Dan. flire "to grin, titter").
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