to express an emotion (as amusement) by curving the lips upward <the soldier smiled in pleasure when he saw the giant sign welcoming him home>
to express scornful amusement by means of facial contortions <smiled at their ridiculous antics and walked away in disgust> Related Words sniff
pooh), put down
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What made you want to look up smile? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).