Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 10/06/19 Simper

Simper (verb, noun)
simper [ sim-per ]


verb (used without object)
1. to smile in a silly, self-conscious way.

verb (used with object)
2. to say with a simper.

noun
3. a silly, self-conscious smile.

RELATED FORMS
sim·per·er, noun
sim·per·ing·ly, adverb
un·sim·per·ing, adjective

RELATED WORDS
sneer, smirk, leer, grin, beam

SYNONYMS
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1 & 3. smirk, snigger, snicker.

Origin: 1555–65; akin to Middle Dutch zimperlijc, dialectal Danish simper affected, Danish sippe affected woman, orig. one who sips (see sip), a way of drinking thought to be affected

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