What does grimace mean?

Definitions for grimace
ˈgrɪm əs, grɪˈmeɪsgri·mace

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grimace, faceverb

    a contorted facial expression

    "she made a grimace at the prospect"

  2. grimace, make a face, pull a faceverb

    contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

    "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

Wiktionary

  1. grimacenoun

    A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.

    Etymology: 1645-55 From descended from grima +

  2. grimaceverb

    To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.

    Etymology: 1645-55 From descended from grima +

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grimacenoun

    a distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary aad occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face

    Etymology: [F., prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. AS. grma mask, specter, Icel. grma mask, hood, perh. akin to E. grin.]

  2. Grimaceverb

    to make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces

    Etymology: [F., prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. AS. grma mask, specter, Icel. grma mask, hood, perh. akin to E. grin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grimace

    gri-mās′, n. a distortion of the face, in jest, &c.: a smirk.—v.i. to make grimaces.—adj. Grimaced′, with a grimace: distorted. [Fr.; of uncertain origin, perh. from Ice. gríma, a mask.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grimace in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grimace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of grimace in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    To transform a grimace into a sound sounds impossible, yet it is possible to transform a vision into music, to go outside an enslaved personality, to become impersonal by transforming into sand, into water, into light.

Images & Illustrations of grimace

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