Definition of Simpering

1. Verb. (present participle of simper) ¹



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Definition of Simpering

1. simper [v] - See also: simper

Simpering Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simpering

simony
simoom
simooms
simoon
simoons
simorg
simorgs
simp
simpai
simpais
simpatico
simper
simpered
simperer
simperers
simpering (current term)
simperingly
simpers
simpkin
simpkins
simple
simple(a)
simple-central anisocoria
simple-hearted
simple-minded
simple-mindedness
simple-past
simple-present
simple English
simple absence

Literary usage of Simpering

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1. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"They both laughed adoringly—if Adam was feeling uncharitable, he'd say it was simpering, not laughing—and took off for the exciting throngs in the Market. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"The cream of simpering milk.—Fl. Du. sissen, to hiss, to fizz as water on hot iron; to simmer.—Bomhoff. ..."

3. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources by James Wood (1899)
"simpering: is but a lay-hypocrisy : / Give it a corner and the clue undoes. George Htr- btrt. 5 Simple as it seems, it was a great discovery that the key of ..."

4. Memoirs of a Great Detective: Incidents in the Life of John Wilson Murray by John Wilson Murray (1905)
"LXVIII simpering JIM ALLISON OVER the hill from Galt, in the county of Waterloo, lies North Dumfries. The road that climbs the hill sweeps round in a big ..."

5. Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Sumbel, Late Wells: Of the Theatres-Royal, Drury by Mary Davies Wells (1811)
"a" simpering tone of expression which destroy- " ed the integrity of the character. This arose " from her inexperience in tragedy : it is not an " easy ..."

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