What is the opposite of leer?

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Verb
Opposite of to look at closely or with interest
Verb
Opposite of to look steadily and intently
“Any time anything entered my peripheral vision, I would flinch.”
Verb
Opposite of to smile in a scornful or deprecating manner
Noun
Opposite of a pleased, kind, or amused facial expression
“Turn that frown upside down and you'll have a much better day!”
Noun
Opposite of the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“You will get nothing but praise for your book, and I shall be vilipended for mine.”
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