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noun as in sly smile

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The virtual ink isn’t even dry on Facebook’s new Meta logo, and the smirks and not-so-subtle metaverse digs are already pouring in.

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The bar feels characteristically low on “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” with the 25-year-old quasi-rapping toward dirtbag catharsis, cultivating his dark art with a smirk.

So when the Norwegian committee decided to award the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Program, the United Nations’ food assistance agency, it was no surprise that the news was greeted with more than a few smirks and eye-rolls.

So when we hear the knee-jerk smirk of our age, when anyone says “Asterisk Dodgers,” just respond, “For shame.”

The tiniest smirk crawled across Patrick Ewing’s face as the question was asked, a small curl starting from the right corner of his mouth.

We continuously pause to pull them out while Zalwar Khan and his companion smirk at us and chew unbothered.

Wahlberg chimes in with the hint of a smirk: “The hard days of digging ditches!”

When he turned himself in, he wore a smirk in his mug shot, and then he went out for ice cream with reporters in tow.

But drinking for every triple Lutz, American flag or smirk from Putin could cause a calorie avalanche and sick Sochi gut.

It's better to try to pack every moment with beauty and feeling than to shrug and smirk.

And feeding high, and living soft,Grew plump and able-bodied; Until the grave churchwarden doff'd,The parson smirk'd and nodded.

There is a serene self-satisfied smirk on the marble face, which looks more like that of a woman than a man.

There was a smirk of pharisaical satisfaction on their faces.

Tiflin flashed a smirk that showed that his front teeth were missing.

It cost a smirk or smile; Jehu had hundreds at command, and the accident was amended.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smirk, such as: grin, sneer, beam, leer, simper, and smug look.

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