Definitions for smirk
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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.
Etymology: Cf. Middle High German smielen/smieren (> obsolete, rare German schmieren).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Nice; smart; jaunty.
Seest, how bragg yon bullock bears,
So smirk, so smooth his pricked ears:
His horns been as brade as rainbow bent,
His dew-lap as lith as lass of Kent. Edmund Spenser.
A smirk is a smile evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness, falling into the category of what Desmond Morris described as Deformed-compliment Signals.A smirk may also be an affected, ingratiating smile, as in Mr Bennet's description of Mr Wickham as making smirking love to all his new in-laws in the novel Pride and Prejudice.
A smirk is a facial expression that involves a slight smile, often accompanied by a raise of one corner of the mouth. It typically conveys smugness, arrogance, or a sense of satisfaction, usually in a slightly mocking or contemptuous manner.
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
Etymology: [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
One smirk, and you disassemble my armor.
I've talked to FBI agents around the country, you've embarrassed them. You've embarrassed yourself. And I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eye and lie to her about Lisa Page ?
He kind of had like a smirk on his face, and he was kind of like laughing or smiling, it was like I was never there, because I was literally three feet from him.
There is the disgrace, and it won't be recaptured anytime soon because of the damage you've done to the justice system. And I've talked to FBI agents around the country. You've embarrassed them. You've embarrassed yourself. And I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eye and lie to her about Lisa Page ?
. . .you said good friends are hard to come by I laughed and bought you a beer 'cause it's too corny to cry well sentiment given and sentiment lost you shook it off with a smirk and a toss and you were only joking.
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- подсмихвам сеBulgarian
- sonreír con suficienciaSpanish
- virnistää, virne, virnistysFinnish
- ricaner, sourire en coin, ricanerieFrench
- नखरे की मुस्कराहटHindi
- smorfia, sogghignareItalian
- meesmuilen, grijnslach, grijnzenDutch
- tåpelig flirNorwegian
- ухмылка, ухмылятьсяRussian
- kesiti se, kesSerbo-Croatian
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