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  • n. One who simpers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who simpers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who simpers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a smiler whose smile is silly and self-conscious and sometimes coy

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Examples

  • If the case of Mrs Phoebe Carpenter was an exception — well, she was a clergyman's wife, and you don't expect double-dealing from a wide-eyed simperer who sings come-to-Jesus in the choir.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • If the case of Mrs Phoebe Carpenter was an exception - well, she was a clergyman's wife, and you don't expect double-dealing from a wide-eyed simperer who sings come-to-Jesus in the choir.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • As a toe dancer in an alleged court scene, on land, Annette was a mere simperer.

    The Art of the Moving Picture

  • Adele, Mumford and Sons, cathedral-blighting folk simperer Laura Marling - had created a vortex of boredom, "a boretex, if you will".

    The Guardian World News

  • It was coined earlier this year by Popjustice.com's Peter Robinson in a Guardian article that suggested pop's Beige Wave - Adele, Mumford and Sons, cathedral-blighting folk simperer Laura Marling

    The Guardian World News

  • _ But to be in love with a waiting-woman! with an eater of fragments, a simperer at lower end of a table, with mighty golls, rough-grained, and red with starching, those discouragers and abaters of elevated love!

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 04

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