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SMILING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smiling mean? 

SMILING (noun)
  The noun SMILING has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SMILING used as a noun is very rare.


SMILING (adjective)
  The adjective SMILING has 1 sense:

1. smiling with happiness or optimism

  Familiarity information: SMILING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SMILING (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

grin; grinning; smile; smiling

Hypernyms ("smiling" is a kind of...):

facial expression; facial gesture (a gesture executed with the facial muscles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smiling"):

simper (a silly self-conscious smile)

smirk (a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure)


SMILING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Smiling with happiness or optimism

Synonyms:

beamish; smiling; twinkly

Context examples:

Come to my arms, my beamish boy! / a room of smiling faces / a round red twinkly Santa Claus

Similar:

cheerful (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits)


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