from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a simpering way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a simpering manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a simpering manner; affectedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with a lack of courage and determination
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It's exactly the sort of simperingly earnest, warbly bum-sneeze we have come to know and ignore over the last 10 years.
I would, however, be simperingly grateful if any Aston Martin executive happens to read this and feels like offering me a free sample of their wares, in which unlikely event I can guarantee my endorsement would be unreserved and heartfelt to a frankly pathetic extent …
She sensed morbidly that she was acquiring the propitiatory, simperingly pathetic air of the disabled.
In part it was the “anecdotic side” to Johnson that made his work appealing: Weekley reported, for instance, that “[a] lady, who simperingly congratulated him on his omission of all indecent words from the Dictionary, was met with the truly Johnsonian retort: ‘So you have been looking for them, Madam?’”
The vocabulary used to describe a man like himself, once full of solemn dignity, has been reduced to the simperingly ironic.
A lady, who simperingly congratulated him on his omission of all indecent words from the Dictionary, was met with the truly Johnsonian retort: 'So you have been looking for them, Madam?'
She thanked him simperingly and tucked it in her knapsack.
"I'm called Hui Hsiang, (orchid fragrance)," that waiting-maid rejoined simperingly.
He wheeled round and stared dumbly at the weak faced one, who looked at a complete loss, but managed to stammer simperingly that it was a part of the United States.
Heath, and long-necked, ringleted ladies looked wistfully or simperingly at you.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.