from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To smile in an annoying self-satisfied manner.
- noun An annoying self-satisfied smile.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To smile affectedly or wantonly; look affectedly soft or kind.
- Synonyms Simper, Smirk. See
- noun An affected smile; a soft look.
- Smart; spruce.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering.
- noun A forced or affected smile; a simper.
- intransitive verb To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An uneven, often crooked
smilethat is insolent, offensively self-satisfied or scornful.
- verb To
smilein a way that is affected, smug, insolentor contemptuous.
- adjective obsolete
smart; spruce; affected; simpering
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb smile affectedly or derisively
- noun a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
BTW Sam ... a 'smirk' is certainly in the eye of the beholder ... you obviously have a jaundiced eye!
I just can never, ever take this Dreamworks stuff seriously as long as that smirk is front and center, in my face.
A smirk is exactly what Bolloks has on his face during his heckle.
His congenital smirk is best described as the sort of grin that, if named, would guarantee this comment a term in Moderator Purgatory.
How he held back that tell of tells, the smirk, is beyond me.
A smirk is really a terrible habit for any politician.
In Art History, our teacher superimposed as self-portrait of DaVinci over an image of the Mona Lisa, saying that one theory claims that the mysterious Mona Lisa smirk is simply DaVinci’s secret that he painted himself as a woman.
I believe what you are calling a smirk is where his teleprompter is telling him to "SMILE" -- that's so we, and he, know that he told us a joke, and also to dispel that nasty rumor going around about his bad temper.
He recalled her smirk when she came back with some trousers and dropped them on the ground.
Andrew was led to his place in front of Mr. Davies by Uncle Thomas (who was wearing what could only be described as a smirk) when suddenly, Marina lost her smile, and stared -