Simper

Definition of Simper

Sim´per
v. i.1.To smile in a silly, affected, or conceited manner.
[imp. & p. p. Simpered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Simpering.]
With a made countenance about her mouth, between simpering and smiling.
- ir. P. Sidney.
2.To glimmer; to twinkle.
Yet can I mark how stars above
Simper and shine.
- Herbert.
n.1.A constrained, self-conscious smile; an affected, silly smile; a smirk.
The conscious simper, and the jealous leer.
- Pope.

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affected, beam, bridle, bright smile, broad grin, crack a smile, ear-to-ear grin, gleaming smile, glowing smile, grin, grinning, idiotic grin, mince, mince it, prink, sardonic grin, self-conscious, smile, smile brightly, smiling, smirk, stupid grin, toothful grin, vapid
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