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 ?
It was beyond a doubt some unspeakable tenor, a good-looking jackanapes, who mouthed and simpered as he sang
Or it simpered about how wrong it would be for Premier League officials to use goal-line technology when their counterparts on Hackney Marshes would not have access to it.
Norris simpered to Tubs that a true friend doesn't push a drowning man under water, he helps him.
From now on, whenever I'm at home putting on my face I know you're going to be like the little devil in my head shouting at me," she simpered.
Straw fawned, simpered and giggled like a schoolboy with a crush on matron.
I just hope I haven't broken some ancient law which means I'll be locked in the tower," simpered Denise.
We'll get married because we want to and love each other, no other reason," he simpered.