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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb intr.: To laugh in a derisive manner.
noun: A mocking look.
Perhaps of Scandinavian origin. Earliest documented use: 1400.
“A meeting of JKYSAC ... censured the statement of [ministers who] mocked and fleered on their plights.”
No Right to Mock the Refugees’ Plight: JKYSAC; The Northlines (Jammu, India); Jul 7, 2014.
“Leon. Tush, tush, man! never fleer and jest at me.”
William Shakespeare; Much Ado About Nothing; 1600.
See more usage examples of fleer in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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