[ UK /lˈi‍ə/ ]
  1. a suggestive or sneering look or grin
  2. a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
  1. look suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression
    The men leered at the young women on the beach
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How To Use leer In A Sentence

  • He said he saw a bandoleer, which held 12 - gauge shotgun shells, but no guns.
  • LIZZIE: ( ironically ) With five thousand a year, would not matter if he warts and a leer.
  • The men leered at the young women on the beach
  • This impression was often based on an aversion to the strong odour of the camels rather than the cameleers themselves.
  • He lit a cigarette and took a swig of the alcohol and grinned at me, a grin that was rapidly becoming a leer.
  • Without her I wouldn't have the mental image of Dick Cheney decked out like Rambo with a belt fed machine gun in one hand, and bandoleers crossed over his ripped chest, standing in the city street in front of some WW2 tanks. Tired of pink men.
  • His characters were cads, letches, and leering louses, but they effectively tapped a bit of that inappropriate urge in us all.
  • He was a few years older than Karl and had already served as a fusileer. Paras. 100–199
  • Her dark hair was disarrayed in all directions about her head, and her icy blue eyes leered up at me from beneath a veil of hair.
  • Other substitutions included “embrace” for “tackle,” “blucher” for “slush buster,”* “muggings” for “hog wash,” “fearful” for “rough,” “wickedest” for “vilest,” “leer” for “slobber,” “jolly” for “bully,” and “swindle” for “humbug.” Mark Twain
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