Definition of Smirk

1. Noun. A smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure.

Generic synonyms: Grin, Grinning, Smile, Smiling



2. Verb. Smile affectedly or derisively.
Exact synonyms: Simper
Generic synonyms: Smile
Specialized synonyms: Fleer
Derivative terms: Simperer, Smirker

Definition of Smirk

1. v. i. To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.

2. n. A forced or affected smile; a simper.

3. a. Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering.

Definition of Smirk

1. Noun. An uneven, often crooked smile that is insolent, offensively self-satisfied or scornful. ¹

2. Verb. To smile in a way that is affected, smug, insolent or contemptuous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smirk

1. to smile in an affected or smug manner [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smirk

smiling(a)
smilingly
smilingness
smilings
smilish
smilo
smilodon
smilodons
sminthurid
smir
smirch
smirched
smirches
smirching
smirk (current term)
smirked
smirker
smirkers
smirkier
smirkiest
smirkily
smirkiness
smirking
smirkingly
smirks
smirky
smirnite
smirr
smirred

Literary usage of Smirk

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1. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1804)
"1 have, Mr smirk, some things of a considerable value, which I want to ... smirk. We have an auction at twelve. I'll add your cargo to the catalogue. ..."

2. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"Mr smirk, the auctioneer. Sir Geo. Show him in by all means. ... smirk. We have an auction at twelve. I'll add your cargo to the catalogue. Sir Geo. ..."

3. The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1811)
"1 have, Mr. smirk, some things of a considerable value, which I want to ... smirk. We have an auction at twelve. Ill add your cargo to the catalogue. ..."

4. A Collection of Farces and Other Afterpieces: Which are Acted at the by Inchbald (1809)
"Mr smirk, the auctioneer. Sir Geo. Show him in by all means. ... I have, Mr smirk, some things of a considerable value, which I want to dispose of ..."

5. Historical and Biographical Essays by John Forster (1858)
"... though with it he doubled Mr. smirk, he also spoke an Epilogue in the character of Whitfield, whom he dressed at and imitated to the life. ..."

6. Historical and Biographical Essays by John Forster (1858)
"And besides little Transfer, there is the brisk Mr. smirk, successor to that truly great man Mr. Prig, introduced into Taste (" I remember they took him off ..."

7. Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian by John Adolphus (1839)
"The Walking Statue. and the Minor, for his benefit;—he acts for the first time the three characters, Shift, smirk, and Mother Cole. ..."

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