Definitions for smirksmɜrk
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word smirk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to smile in an affected, smug, or offensively familiar way.
(n.)the facial expression of a person who smirks.
Origin of smirk:
bef. 900; ME smirken (v.), OE sme(a)rcian
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
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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