Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb leer

1 sense of leer

Sense 1
leer -- (look suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression; "The men leered at the young women on the beach")
       => look -- (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!")

Antonyms of adj leering

2 senses of leering

Sense 1
leering -- (showing sly or knowing malice in a glance; "she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye"- Amy Lowell)

INDIRECT (VIA malicious) -> unmalicious -- (not malicious or spiteful)

Sense 2
leering -- ((of a glance) sidelong and slyly lascivious; "leering drugstore cowboys")

INDIRECT (VIA sexy) -> unsexy -- (not sexually aroused or arousing)

Similarity of adj leering

2 senses of leering

Sense 1
leering -- (showing sly or knowing malice in a glance; "she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye"- Amy Lowell)
       => malicious (vs. unmalicious) -- (having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling)

Sense 2
leering -- ((of a glance) sidelong and slyly lascivious; "leering drugstore cowboys")
       => sexy (vs. unsexy) -- (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes")

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