Thesaurus

grinning

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of grinning

(Entry 1 of 2)

grinning

verb
present participle of grin

Synonyms & Antonyms of grinning (Entry 2 of 2)

to express an emotion (as amusement) by curving the lips upward
  • grinned at the kids' fooling around in the pool

Synonyms for grinning

Words Related to grinning

Near Antonyms for grinning

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about grinning

Cite this Entry

“Grinning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grinning. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on grinning

Nglish: Translation of grinning for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of grinning for Arabic Speakers

Comments on grinning

What made you want to look up grinning? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!