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Grin vs. Smirk

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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."

  • 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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  • Grin (verb)

    smile broadly

    "Dennis appeared, grinning cheerfully"

  • Grin (verb)

    express with a broad smile

    "‘My word,’ grinned the delighted man"

    "she grinned her approval"

  • Grin (verb)

    grimace grotesquely so as to reveal the teeth

    "the skull grinned back at him, its eye sockets dark and hollow"

  • Grin (noun)

    a broad smile

    "a silly grin"

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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

  • Smirk (noun)

    a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

  • Smirk (verb)

    smile affectedly or derisively

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