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Definition 1: a suggestive or sneering look or grin - [noun denoting attribute]

(leer is a kind of ...) the feelings expressed on a person's face

"a sad expression" "a look of triumph" "an angry face"

Definition 2: a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for leer in the sense of this definition

(leer is a kind of ...) open disrespect for a person or thing

Definition 3: look suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression - [verb of perception]

Samples where leer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men leered at the young women on the beach

(leer is a kind of ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

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