grimace


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grim·ace

 (grĭm′ĭs, grĭ-mās′)
n.
A sharp contortion of the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust.
intr.v. grim·aced, grim·ac·ing, grim·ac·es
To make a sharp contortion of the face.

[French, from Old French grimache, alteration of grimuche, probably from Frankish *grīma, mask.]

grim′ac·er n.

grimace

(ˈɡrɪməs; ɡrɪˈmeɪs)
n
an ugly or distorted facial expression, as of wry humour, disgust, etc
vb
(intr) to contort the face
[C17: from French grimace, of Germanic origin; related to Spanish grimazo caricature; see grim]
grimacer n
grimacingly adv

grim•ace

(ˈgrɪm əs, grɪˈmeɪs)

n., v. -aced, -ac•ing. n.
1. a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
v.i.
2. to make grimaces.
[1645–55; < French « Frankish *grima mask; compare grime, grim]
grim′ac•er, n.
grim′ac•ing•ly, adv.

grimace


Past participle: grimaced
Gerund: grimacing

Imperative
grimace
grimace
Present
I grimace
you grimace
he/she/it grimaces
we grimace
you grimace
they grimace
Preterite
I grimaced
you grimaced
he/she/it grimaced
we grimaced
you grimaced
they grimaced
Present Continuous
I am grimacing
you are grimacing
he/she/it is grimacing
we are grimacing
you are grimacing
they are grimacing
Present Perfect
I have grimaced
you have grimaced
he/she/it has grimaced
we have grimaced
you have grimaced
they have grimaced
Past Continuous
I was grimacing
you were grimacing
he/she/it was grimacing
we were grimacing
you were grimacing
they were grimacing
Past Perfect
I had grimaced
you had grimaced
he/she/it had grimaced
we had grimaced
you had grimaced
they had grimaced
Future
I will grimace
you will grimace
he/she/it will grimace
we will grimace
you will grimace
they will grimace
Future Perfect
I will have grimaced
you will have grimaced
he/she/it will have grimaced
we will have grimaced
you will have grimaced
they will have grimaced
Future Continuous
I will be grimacing
you will be grimacing
he/she/it will be grimacing
we will be grimacing
you will be grimacing
they will be grimacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grimacing
you have been grimacing
he/she/it has been grimacing
we have been grimacing
you have been grimacing
they have been grimacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grimacing
you will have been grimacing
he/she/it will have been grimacing
we will have been grimacing
you will have been grimacing
they will have been grimacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grimacing
you had been grimacing
he/she/it had been grimacing
we had been grimacing
you had been grimacing
they had been grimacing
Conditional
I would grimace
you would grimace
he/she/it would grimace
we would grimace
you would grimace
they would grimace
Past Conditional
I would have grimaced
you would have grimaced
he/she/it would have grimaced
we would have grimaced
you would have grimaced
they would have grimaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grimace - a contorted facial expressiongrimace - a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
moue, pout, wry face - a disdainful grimace
Verb1.grimace - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional stategrimace - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
squint, squinch - cross one's eyes as if in strabismus; "The children squinted so as to scare each other"
wince - make a face indicating disgust or dislike; "She winced when she heard his pompous speech"
smile - change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
frown, glower, lour, lower - look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
screw up - twist into a strained configuration; "screw up one's face"
mop, mow, pout - make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip; "mop and mow"; "The girl pouted"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

grimace

verb
1. scowl, frown, sneer, wince, lour or lower, make a face or faces She started to sit up, grimaced with pain, and sank back.
noun
1. scowl, frown, sneer, wince, face, wry face He took another drink of his coffee. 'Awful,' he said with a grimace.

grimace

noun
A facial contortion indicating displeasure, disgust, or pain:
Informal: mug.
verb
To contort one's face to indicate displeasure, disgust, or pain, for example:
Translations
GrimasseGrimassen schneiden
irvistääirvistys
しかめっ面
gjøre grimasegrimaselage grimase

grimace

[grɪˈmeɪs]
A. Nmueca f
B. VIhacer muecas

grimace

[grɪˈmeɪs ˈgrɪməs]
ngrimace f
vigrimacer, faire une grimace
to grimace at sb → faire une grimace à qn
to grimace at sth (at sth one sees)faire une grimace en voyant qch; (at sth one hears)faire une grimace en entendant qch; (at sth one tastes)faire une grimace en goûtant qch

grimace

nGrimasse f; to make a grimaceeine Grimasse machen or schneiden; (with disgust, pain also) → das Gesicht verziehen
viGrimassen machen or schneiden; (with disgust, pain etc also) → das Gesicht verziehen

grimace

[grɪˈmeɪs]
1. nsmorfia
2. vifare smorfie
References in classic literature ?
He passed his hand over his eyes, made a little wincing grimace.
Her talent for every species of drollery, grimace, and mimicry,--for dancing, tumbling, climbing, singing, whistling, imitating every sound that hit her fancy,--seemed inexhaustible.
Again: if under the sudden anguish of a wound the receiver of it makes a grimace, he falls some degrees in the estimation of his fellows; his corps are ashamed of him: they call him "hare foot," which is the German equivalent for chicken-hearted.
Of course,' replied the uncle, with a hardly suppressed grimace, resulting from his deep aversion to both the proposed visitors.
The three went out; and Miss Wylie, left behind in disgrace, made a surpassing grimace at Miss Lindsay, who glanced back at her.
Masters of houses and their wives felt the need of his approving grimace.
He saw the girl fling a grimace at the angry, roaring, maneater beneath her, and then, laughing, speed away into the forest.
Passepartout, who had now rejoined his master, made a wry grimace, as he thought of his magnificent, but too frail Indian shoes.
Morrel smiled with an expression very like a grimace, and then turned round to Monte Cristo, as if to ask him to extricate him from his embarrassment.
Then he pulled such a grimace that everyone near us rocked with laughter at my expense.
said Mazarin, with a grimace which he always made when spoken to about money.
Hortense and Caroline exchanged a reckless grimace on hearing their names read out somewhere near the bottom of the list; the brand of mental inferiority was considered by them as no disgrace, their hopes for the future being based solely on their personal attractions.