grimace definition

  • noun:
    • A-sharp contortion regarding the face expressive of pain, contempt, or disgust.
    • A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and periodic, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.
    • A distortion of countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and periodic, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.
    • An involuntary or spontaneous distortion of this countenance, expressive of pain or great discomfort, or of disgust, disdain, or disapproval; a wry face.
    • An affected expression for the countenance, designed to suggest interest or cordiality, or petty conceit or arrogance.
    • Simulation interesting or sincerity; duplicity; hypocrisy.
    • a contorted facial expression
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to help make a-sharp contortion associated with the face.
    • In order to make grimaces; to distort an individual's face; which will make faces.
  • verb:
    • to create grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.
    • contort the face area to indicate a particular emotional or mental state
  • others:
    • which will make grimaces; distort the countenance.

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