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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smirk(verb)

    a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

  2. smirk, simper(verb)

    smile affectedly or derisively


  1. smirk(Noun)

    An uneven, often crooked smile that is insolent, offensively self-satisfied or scornful.

  2. smirk(Verb)

    To smile in a way that is affected, smug, insolent or contemptuous.

  3. Origin: Cf. Middle High German smielen/smieren ( > obsolete, rare German schmieren).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smirk(verb)

    to smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper

  2. Smirk(noun)

    a forced or affected smile; a simper

  3. Smirk(adj)

    nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering

  4. Origin: [OE. smirken, ASS. smercian, smearcian; cf. MHG. smieren, smielen, to smile. See Smile, v. i.]


  1. Smirk

    A smirk is a smile evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness. "A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffling activity of the body, are strong indications of futility," the Earl of Chesterfield once wrote in a letter to his son.

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