a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
smile affectedly or derisively
An uneven, often crooked smile that is insolent, offensively self-satisfied or scornful.
To smile in a way that is affected, smug, insolent or contemptuous.
Origin: Cf. Middle High German smielen/smieren ( > obsolete, rare German schmieren).
to smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper
a forced or affected smile; a simper
nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering
Origin: [OE. smirken, ASS. smercian, smearcian; cf. MHG. smieren, smielen, to smile. See Smile, v. i.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smėrk, v.i. to smile affectedly: to look affectedly soft.—n. an affected smile.—adjs. Smirk (obs.), Smirk′y, smart. [A.S. smercian; akin to smile.]
The numerical value of smirk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of smirk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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