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.

  2. grimaceverb

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

  3. Etymology: 1645-55 From descended from grima +

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grimacenoun

    Etymology: French, from grim.

    He had not spar’d to shew his piques,
    Against th’ haranguer’s politicks,
    With smart remarks of leering faces,
    And annotations of grimaces! Hudibras, p. iii.

    The favourable opinion and good word of men comes oftentimes at a very easy rate; and by a few demure looks and affected whims, set off with some odd devotional postures and grimaces, and such other little arts of dissimulation, cunning men will do wonders. Robert South, Sermons.

    The buffoon ape, with grimaces and gambols, carried it from the whole field. Roger L'Estrange, Fable 116.

    The French nation is addicted to grimace. Spectator.

    Vice in a vizard, to avoid grimace,
    Allows all freedom, but to see the face. George Granville.

ChatGPT

  1. grimace

    A grimace is a facial expression that typically combines a contorted or twisted mouth, furrowed eyebrows, and tense facial muscles, conveying a level of discomfort, pain, disgust, or displeasure. It is often characterized by a distorted or unpleasant appearance of the face.

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

  2. Grimaceverb

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

  3. 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.]

Anagrams for grimace »

  1. gemaric

  2. megaric

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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.

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