Smirk meaning

smûrk
To smile in an annoying self-satisfied manner.
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An annoying self-satisfied smile.
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The definition of a smirk is a conceited or arrogant smile or facial expression.

An example of a smirk is the conceited smile you might get after you have just defeated an opponent.

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A smile of this kind.
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An uneven, often crooked smile that is insolent, self-satisfied or scornful.
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A forced or affected smile; a simper.
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To smile in a way that is affected, smug, insolent or contemptuous.
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To smirk is to make a conceited and arrogant facial expression or to smile in an arrogant way.

When you give an arrogant smile after defeating your opponent, this is an example of a smirk.

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To smile in a conceited, knowing, or annoyingly complacent way.
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Origin of smirk

  • Middle English smirken from Old English smercian to smile smei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Cf. Middle High German smielen/smieren (“to smile") (> obsolete, rare German schmieren).

    From Wiktionary