mycterismus mycterismus
 mik-ter-is'-mus from Gk. mukterizein “to sneer”
Also sp. mycterismus, micterismus
fleering frumpe

A mock given with an accompanying gesture, such as a scornful countenance.
In some smiling sort looking aside or by drawing the lip awry or shrinking up the nose, as he had said to one whose words he believed not, "No doubt, sir, of that" —Puttenham

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Sources: Susenbrotus (1540) 16; Sherry (1550) 46 ("mycterismus," "subsannatio"); Peacham (1577) D3v; Putt. (1589) 201 ("micterismus," "the fleering frumpe")

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