Grimace meaning

grĭm'ĭs, grĭ-mās'
A sharp contortion of the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust.
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To make a sharp contortion of the face.
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A twisting or distortion of the face, as in expressing pain, contempt, disgust, etc., or a wry look as in seeking to amuse.
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To make grimaces.
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A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.
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To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.
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To grimace is defined as to make an unpleasant fact or twist up your facial features, often to indicate displeasure.

An example of grimace is when you make a face upon biting into a sour lemon.

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The definition of a grimace is a face indicating displeasure, usually made by twisting up your facial features into an unpleasant expression.

An example of a grimace is the way your face looks right after you bite into a lemon.

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Origin of grimace

  • French from Old French grimache alteration of grimuche probably from Frankish grīma mask
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French grimace, from Middle French grimace, from Old French grimace, grimuche, from grime (“mask”), from Old Frankish *grīma (“mask”), from Proto-Germanic *grīmô (“mask, helmet”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer- (“to stroke, rub”). Cognate with Old English grīma (“mask, visor, helmet, spectre, apparition”). More at grime.
    From Wiktionary