1 showing sly or knowing malice in a glance; "she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye"- Amy Lowell
2 (of a glance) sidelong and slyly lascivious; "leering drugstore cowboys"
- Action of the verb to leer.
- present participle of leer
banter, bantering, booing, catcalling, chaffing, derision, derisive, derisory, fleering, flippancy, flippant, fooling, grinning, hissing, hooting, jeering, joshing, kidding, levity, mockery, mocking, panning, quizzical, ragging, railing, raillery, rallying, razzing, ridicule, ridiculing, roasting, scoffing, smart, smart-aleckiness, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, taunting, teasing, twitting