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noun as in scowling facial expression

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verb as in make a pained expression

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With less than 30 minutes of training, people can learn to spot the twisted grimace of pain on animals’ faces, Leach says.

Afterwards, on his Instagram account, Willis posted a photo of the moment he crossed the finish line, his face contorted in a maniacal grimace.

His face made a grimace of disgust and I immediately showed him the cut on my upper lip.

Todd reaches into the ooze of the Matrigel with his gloved hand, a grimace on his face.

But, he said with a grimace, “I do judge by my meetings with people how forthright they are.”

A petrified grimace wrinkles the white clay adorning her face.

I gave him some brandy from my medicinal store, which he drank with a grimace.

All that Bud Selig can do is grimace and give the game's perennial pariah a long, unpaid vacation.

They transformed his smile into a rotting grimace, with a specialized mold.

Just smiled, a sardonic sort of grimace, and unbuckled his belt and handed it over without a word.

He brought himself back with a grimace, aware that he was clutching the briefcase of tapes possessively from long habit.

He looked at Mandleco with immense disdain, gave a pert tilt of his head and surveyed the room with a grimace of distaste.

The countess-dowager, not finding words strong enough to express her feelings at this, made a grimace at him.

The veneer was gone now; Sheila Carmack's eyes were vicious pools of hate, her mouth a grimace.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grimace, such as: frown, scowl, smirk, sneer, face, and moue.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.