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smile

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of smile

  1. 1 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> Synonyms beam, grin Related Words laugh, simper; smirk, sneer Near Antonyms grimace; frown, glare, gloom, glower, lower (also lour), scowl; pout, sulk

  2. 2 to express scornful amusement by means of facial contortions <smiled at their ridiculous antics and walked away in disgust> Synonyms laugh, sneer, snicker, sniggerRelated Words sniff, snort; catcall, deride, gibe (or jibe), hoot, insult, jeer, mock, ridicule; decry, despise, disdain; scoff (at), scorn; bad-mouth, belittle, disparage, pooh-pooh (also pooh), put down; heckle, jive, razz, rib, ride, taunt, tease, torment


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