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SMIRK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smirk mean? 

SMIRK (noun)
  The noun SMIRK has 1 sense:

1. a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

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


SMIRK (verb)
  The verb SMIRK has 1 sense:

1. smile affectedly or derisively

  Familiarity information: SMIRK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SMIRK (noun)


Sense 1smirk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

grin; grinning; smile; smiling (a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement)


SMIRK (verb)


Sense 1smirk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smile affectedly or derisively

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

simper; smirk

Hypernyms (to "smirk" is one way to...):

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "smirk"):

fleer (to smirk contemptuously)

Sentence frames:

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