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Grimace vs. Smirk

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  • Grimace (noun)

    A contorted facial expression, often expressing contempt or pain.

  • Grimace (verb)

    To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.

  • Smirk (noun)

    an uneven, often crooked smile that is insolent, self-satisfied or scornful

  • Smirk (noun)

    a forced or affected smile; a simper

  • Smirk (verb)

    To smile in a way that is affected, smug, insolent or contemptuous.

  • Smirk (adjective)

    smart; spruce; affected; simpering

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  • Grimace (noun)

    an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement

    "she gave a grimace of pain"

  • Grimace (verb)

    make a grimace

    "I sipped the coffee and grimaced"

  • Smirk (verb)

    smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way

    "he smirked in triumph"

  • Smirk (noun)

    a smug, conceited, or silly smile

    "Gloria pursed her mouth in a self-satisfied smirk"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Grimace (noun)

    A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.

  • Grimace (verb)

    To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.

  • Smirk (verb)

    To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.

  • Smirk (noun)

    A forced or affected smile; a simper.

  • Smirk (adjective)

    Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering.

Webster Dictionary
  • Grimace (noun)

    a contorted facial expression;

    "she made a grimace at the prospect"

  • Grimace (verb)

    contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state;

    "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

  • Smirk (noun)

    a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

  • Smirk (verb)

    smile affectedly or derisively

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