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smile

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of smile

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 to express scornful amusement by means of facial contortions
  • smiled at their ridiculous antics and walked away in disgust

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smile

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of smile (Entry 2 of 2)

as in grin, smirk

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The first known use of smile was in the 14th century

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smidgens

smile

smiled

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“Smile.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smile. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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