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smiling

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

as in amused, chuckling

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smiling

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of smiling (Entry 2 of 3)

as in cheering, laughing

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smiling

verb
present participle of smile

Synonyms & Antonyms of smiling (Entry 3 of 3)

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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“Smiling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smiling. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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