- Grimaced is defined as made a facial expression by twisting up your face or mouth, indicating pain, fear or unhappiness.
An example of a time when you grimaced is when you took a drink of sour milk and made an unpleasant face to indicate your displeasure.
- simple past tense and past participle of grimace
Variant of grimace
a twisting or distortion of the face, as in expressing pain, contempt, disgust, etc., or a wry look as in seeking to amuse
Origin of grimaceFrench altered (with pejorative suffix) ; from Old French grimuche, probably ; from Frankish an unverified form grima, a mask, akin to Old English grima: see grime