simper


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sim·per

 (sĭm′pər)
v. sim·pered, sim·per·ing, sim·pers
v.intr.
To smile in a silly, self-conscious, often coy manner.
v.tr.
To utter or express with a silly, self-conscious, often coy smile: simpered a lame excuse.
n.
A silly, self-conscious, often coy smile.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

sim′per·er n.
sim′per·ing·ly adv.

simper

(ˈsɪmpə)
vb
1. (intr) to smile coyly, affectedly, or in a silly self-conscious way
2. (tr) to utter (something) in a simpering manner
n
a simpering smile; smirk
[C16: probably from Dutch simper affected]
ˈsimperer n
ˈsimpering adj, n
ˈsimperingly adv

sim•per

(ˈsɪm pər)

v.i.
1. to smile in a silly, self-conscious way.
v.t.
2. to say with a simper.
n.
3. a silly, self-conscious smile.
[1555–65; akin to Middle Dutch zimperlijc, dial. Dan simper affected]
sim′per•er, n.
sim′per•ing•ly, adv.

simper

- To smile in a silly or self-conscious way.
See also related terms for silly.

simper


Past participle: simpered
Gerund: simpering

Imperative
simper
simper
Present
I simper
you simper
he/she/it simpers
we simper
you simper
they simper
Preterite
I simpered
you simpered
he/she/it simpered
we simpered
you simpered
they simpered
Present Continuous
I am simpering
you are simpering
he/she/it is simpering
we are simpering
you are simpering
they are simpering
Present Perfect
I have simpered
you have simpered
he/she/it has simpered
we have simpered
you have simpered
they have simpered
Past Continuous
I was simpering
you were simpering
he/she/it was simpering
we were simpering
you were simpering
they were simpering
Past Perfect
I had simpered
you had simpered
he/she/it had simpered
we had simpered
you had simpered
they had simpered
Future
I will simper
you will simper
he/she/it will simper
we will simper
you will simper
they will simper
Future Perfect
I will have simpered
you will have simpered
he/she/it will have simpered
we will have simpered
you will have simpered
they will have simpered
Future Continuous
I will be simpering
you will be simpering
he/she/it will be simpering
we will be simpering
you will be simpering
they will be simpering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been simpering
you have been simpering
he/she/it has been simpering
we have been simpering
you have been simpering
they have been simpering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been simpering
you will have been simpering
he/she/it will have been simpering
we will have been simpering
you will have been simpering
they will have been simpering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been simpering
you had been simpering
he/she/it had been simpering
we had been simpering
you had been simpering
they had been simpering
Conditional
I would simper
you would simper
he/she/it would simper
we would simper
you would simper
they would simper
Past Conditional
I would have simpered
you would have simpered
he/she/it would have simpered
we would have simpered
you would have simpered
they would have simpered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.simper - a silly self-conscious smile
grin, grinning, smile, smiling - a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
Verb1.simper - smile affectedly or derisively
smile - change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
fleer - to smirk contemptuously

simper

verb smile coyly, smirk, smile self-consciously, smile affectedly The maid lowered her chin and simpered.

simper

verb
To smile in an affected, knowing way:
noun
An affected, knowing smile:
Translations

simper

[ˈsɪmpəʳ]
A. Nsonrisa f afectada
B. VIsonreír con afectación
C. VT "yes," she simpered-sí -dijo sonriendo afectada

simper

[ˈsɪmpər]
viminauder
nminauderie f
with a simper → en minaudant

simper

n … she said with a simper…, sagte sie mit säuselnder Stimme
vi (= smile)geziert or albern lächeln; (= talk)säuseln
vtsäuseln

simper

[ˈsɪmpəʳ]
2. vifare lo/a smorfioso/a
References in classic literature ?
Yes, ma'am, indeed," replied the other, with a stately simper, "there will be some satisfaction in looking on now, and I think it was rather a pity they should have been obliged to part.
In Mary Ann there was a certain affected simper, and a craving for notice, that I was sorry to observe.
In the midst of all these fascinations, Barbara's thoughts seemed to have been still running on what Kit had said at tea-time; for, when they were coming out of the play, she asked him, with an hysterical simper, if Miss Nell was as handsome as the lady who jumped over the ribbons.
D'Artagnan entered, with a simper on his lips, his plate under his arm, his hat in one hand, his candle in the other.
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Utah State University attorney Craig Simper on March 28 concluded that the state's recently approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriage likely prohibits extending the school's medical benefits to employees' same-sex domestic partners.
In April 2000, Utah stockbroker Greg Simper committed suicide.
The first is an adaptable, site-specific celebrity spoof, with Karttunen and Yli-Maunula as gilded movie-star grotesques who slither, simper and frustratedly mug before a what-else-but-adoring public.
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THE WOLVES Ben Howard A spellbinding song from singer/songwriter Howard which features a vocal that veers between a simper and a howl and some deft guitar picking.