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Grimace vs. Wince

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  • Grimace (noun)

    A contorted facial expression, often expressing contempt or pain.

  • Wince (noun)

    A shrinking away.

  • Wince (noun)

    A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment at will.

  • Wince (verb)

    To flinch as if in pain or distress.

  • Wince (verb)

    To wash (cloth), dip it in dye, etc., with the use of a wince.

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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.

  • Wince (noun)

    The act of one who winces.

  • Wince (noun)

    A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will.

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"

  • Wince (noun)

    the facial expression of sudden pain

  • Wince (noun)

    a reflex response to sudden pain

  • Wince (verb)

    draw back, as with fear or pain;

    "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"

  • Wince (verb)

    make a face indicating disgust or dislike;

    "She winced when she heard his pompous speech"

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