smirk


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smirk

 (smûrk)
intr.v. smirked, smirk·ing, smirks
To smile in an annoying self-satisfied manner.
n.
An annoying self-satisfied smile.

[Middle English smirken, from Old English smercian, to smile; see smei- in Indo-European roots.]

smirk′er n.
smirk′ing·ly, smirk′i·ly adv.
smirk′y adj.

smirk

(smɜːk)
n
a smile expressing scorn, smugness, etc, rather than pleasure
vb
1. (intr) to give such a smile
2. (tr) to express with such a smile
[Old English smearcian; related to smer derision, Old High German bismer contempt, bismerōn to scorn]
ˈsmirker n
ˈsmirking adj
ˈsmirkingly adv

smirk

(smɜrk)

v.i.
1. to smile in an affected, smug, or offensively familiar way.
n.
2. the facial expression of a person who smirks.
[before 900; Middle English smirken (v.), Old English sme(a)rcian]

smirk


Past participle: smirked
Gerund: smirking

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

smirk

noun give a smug look, grin, simper They nudged each other and smirked.

smirk

verb
To smile in an affected, knowing way:
noun
An affected, knowing smile:
Translations
بَسْمَةٌ بَلْهاءيَبْتَسِم بِبَلاهَه
domýšlivě se usmívatsamolibý úsměv
grine smørret
önelégült mosolyönelégülten somolyog
brosa tilgerîarlega/kjánalegasjálfsánægjulegt/tilgerîarlegt bros
išsivieptikvaila šypsenakvailai šypsotis
pašapmierināti smaidītpašapmierināts smaidssmīnētsmīns
hlúpo/sladko sa usmievaťsamoľúby úsmev
pis pis gülmepis pis gülmeksırıtmasırıtmak

smirk

[smɜːk]
A. Nsonrisa f de satisfacción
B. VIsonreír de satisfacción

smirk

[ˈsmɜːrk]
visourire d'un air suffisant

smirk

nGrinsen nt

smirk

[smɜːk]
1. n (self-satisfied) → sorriso compiaciuto; (knowing) → sorrisetto furbo; (affected) → sorriso affettato

smirk

(sməːk) verb
to smile in a self-satisfied or foolish manner. He sat there smirking after the teacher had praised him.
noun
a smile of this sort.
References in classic literature ?
He was a tall, good-looking fellow enough; but if ever there was a humbug in the shape of a groom Alfred Smirk was the man.
Alfred Smirk considered himself very handsome; he spent a great deal of time about his hair, whiskers and necktie, before a little looking-glass in the harness-room.
there are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk; and we always use the serious for professional people (except actors sometimes), and the smirk for private ladies and gentlemen who don't care so much about looking clever.
he asked, with the subservient smirk which comes only of generations of tip-seeking ancestors.
The cook drew himself up in a smugly humble fashion, a deprecating smirk on his face.
In other towns in Italy the people lie around quietly and wait for you to ask them a question or do some overt act that can be charged for--but in Annunciation they have lost even that fragment of delicacy; they seize a lady's shawl from a chair and hand it to her and charge a penny; they open a carriage door, and charge for it--shut it when you get out, and charge for it; they help you to take off a duster--two cents; brush your clothes and make them worse than they were before--two cents; smile upon you--two cents; bow, with a lick-spittle smirk, hat in hand-- two cents; they volunteer all information, such as that the mules will arrive presently--two cents--warm day, sir--two cents--take you four hours to make the ascent--two cents.
Do you suppose that the man, into whose soul the irons of bitterness have gnawed and eaten their way, is likely to come out with a smirk and look around him for the opportunity of doing good?
A pert smirk, and a hard glance of triumph, was Leonie's method of testifying her gratification; Eulalie looked sullen and envious--she had hoped to be first.
Now I must give one smirk, and then we may be rational again.
He looked tired and worn, but there was the same complacent repose upon his features that they always wore: and through dirt, and beard, and whisker, there still shone, unimpaired, the self-satisfied smirk of flash Toby Crackit.
With a leap I was beside Thurid, and ere the devilish smirk had faded from his handsome face I had caught him full upon the mouth with my clenched fist; and as the good, old American blow landed, the black dator shot back a dozen feet, to crumple in a heap at the foot of Kulan Tith's throne, spitting blood and teeth from his hurt mouth.
This alteration in the fat boy's demeanour originated in his increased sense of his own importance, and the dignity he acquired from having been taken into the confidence of the young ladies; and the smirks, and grins, and winks were so many condescending assurances that they might depend upon his fidelity.