from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With a grin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a grinning manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a grinning manner.


grinning +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • The harshest critique I heard was from my dad, who grinningly said "It sounds like you're having too much fun."

    Interview: Michael Arnzen

  • He seized it with his left hand, with a quick pull and twist wrenched it off, and grinningly tossed it, as a joke, into the pandanus basket which still his wife with one hand held before him while with the other she clutched her forehead bleeding from a flying fragment of pistol.


  • It's silly and patronising and, anyway, even the most witless bores in society have long since moved on to grinningly saying "simples" in a daft foreign accent at the end of their sentences.

    You're the prime minister, Cameron. Please stop behaving like the David Brent of British politics | Sam Delaney

  • A glamorous adventure-woman, she was pictured in sepia photos wearing all manner of dapper outfits: grinningly flying planes and sailing sloops; giggling atop tall mountains; grimacing in thickest jungle; and jovially smoking pipes while waving swords and spears of all sizes.

    Unearthly Asylum

  • "The hour," they said, as José Antonio Reyes grinningly paraded his rojiblanco Rolex, "has come."

    Atlético's great expectations grounded by brilliance of Barcelona

  • Dreams in which Billy wore a Postal Service uniform and grinningly accompanied the mailman on his hellishly appointed rounds.

    Baby Games

  • Instead, he grinningly provokes it, chanting and waving about for it to fight.

    Comic Con: 25 Minutes of Avatar Screened | /Film

  • Landa is a recognizably human figure of pure evil, a grinningly personable and coldly effective killer.

    Inglourious Basterds Movie Review: Ambitious, Exciting, Awkward and…Soulful? | /Film

  • In 2008, however, having exiled himself for a decade -- long enough for even hard-core politix watchers to forget how arrogantly and evilly he acts when he has power -- look for him at the Bisquick Pancake Presidential Primary Flip-off (I love whoever invented that name) in New Hampshire, grinningly jostling a frying pan, sandwiched between Giuliani and Rice.

    Davis Sweet: Newt's "Insurgents"

  • Silently and grinningly, he bears the pain and discomfort that is always wriggling in his consciousness like some alien indestructible life form.

    Obama's Crotch Itch Problem

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