Definitions

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  • adv. In a fleering manner; scornfully; with derision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a fleering manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fleering or mocking manner.

Etymologies

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fleering +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It must be, then, that the husband who had treated her claims and pretensions so fleeringly would henceforth recognize her worth.

    Making People Happy

  • As he put it down, he saw and recognised us with a toss of one hand fleeringly above his head.

    Merry Men

  • Louis, who had been watching all with unmitigated satisfaction, answered fleeringly:

    If I Were King

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