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Grin vs. Smile

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  • Grin (noun)

    A smile in which the lips are parted to reveal the teeth.

  • Grin (noun)

    A snare; a gin.

  • Grin (verb)

    To smile, parting the lips so as to show the teeth.

    "Why do you grin?"

    "Did I say something funny?"

  • Grin (verb)

    To express by grinning.

    "She grinned pleasure at his embarrassment."

  • Grin (verb)

    To show the teeth, like a snarling dog.

  • Grin (verb)

    To grin as part of producing a particular facial expression, such as a smile or sneer.

    "He grinned a broad smile when I told him the result."

    "He grinned a cruel sneer when I begged him to stop."

  • Smile (noun)

    A facial teeth, without vocalisation, and in humans is a common involuntary or voluntary expression of happiness, pleasure, amusement or anxiety.

    "She's got a perfect smile."

    "He has a sinister smile."

    "She had a smile on her face."

    "He always puts a smile on my face."

  • Smile (verb)

    To have (a smile) on one's face.

    "When you smile, the whole world smiles with you."

    "I don't know what he's smiling about."

    "She smiles a beautiful smile."

  • Smile (verb)

    To express by smiling.

    "to smile consent, or a welcome"

  • Smile (verb)

    To express amusement, pleasure, or love and kindness.

  • Smile (verb)

    To look cheerful and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy.

    "The sun smiled down from a clear summer sky."

  • Smile (verb)

    To be propitious or favourable; to countenance.

    "The gods smiled on his labours."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Grin (noun)

    A snare; a gin.

  • Grin (noun)

    The act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile.

  • Grin (verb)

    To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl.

  • Grin (verb)

    To set the teeth together and open the lips, or to open the mouth and withdraw the lips from the teeth, so as to show them, as in laughter, scorn, or pain.

  • Grin

    To express by grinning.

  • Smile (verb)

    To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.

  • Smile (verb)

    To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.

  • Smile (verb)

    To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.

  • Smile (verb)

    To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.

  • Smile

    To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.

  • Smile

    To affect in a certain way with a smile.

  • Smile (noun)

    The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.

  • Smile (noun)

    A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.

  • Smile (noun)

    Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.

  • Smile (noun)

    Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.

Webster Dictionary
  • Grin (noun)

    a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

  • Grin (verb)

    to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl

  • Smile (noun)

    a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

  • Smile (verb)

    change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

  • Smile (verb)

    express with a smile;

    "She smiled her thanks"

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