moue


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moue

 (mo͞o)
n.
A small grimace; a pout.

[French, from Old French moe, of Germanic origin.]

moue

(mu)
n
a disdainful or pouting look

moue

(mu)

n., pl. moues (mu)
a pouting grimace.
[< French; Old French moe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moue - a disdainful grimacemoue - a disdainful grimace      
grimace, face - a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"

moue

noun
A facial contortion indicating displeasure, disgust, or pain:
Informal: mug.
References in classic literature ?
She glanced aside to the rim of the looking-glass where his photograph was wedged, shuddered, and made a moue of distaste.
She shuddered, looked overside at the water, and made a moue.
She made an impatient moue, and he continued seriously.
Dorian Gray stepped up on the dais with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy.
MABEL CHILTERN [With a little moue of disappointment.
Whether it was that experience that set Herrera thinking about the future she won't say - when asked, she made a moue of distaste and talked about the importance of not looking back - but it has been on her mind for about two years.
He makes wild assertions and offers deeply suspect theories, their offensiveness not lessened by his occasional moue of lament.
Hidemi Moue, CEO of JIP, said: "Hitachi Kokusai's Video and Communication Solutions business has a strong track record of sales of communications and wireless equipment to local municipalities and government agencies in Japan.
Oen[one], Breake out poore harte, & make complaint the mountaine flocks to moue, What proude repulse & thanckles scorne thou hast receiued of loue.
Souriant jaune, du sourire de celui qui ne se veut plus dupe, Chahed precise, avec une moue des levres qui en dit long sur le peu d'aides recues: [beaucoup moins que] nous avons recu beaucoup moins.
And Gower introduces the third show with "Like moats and shadowes, see them / Moue a while, / Your eares vnto your eyes lie reconcile" (G2v) and again speaks when the mime is finished, moving the action forward.