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Smirk \Smirk\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smirked; p. pr. & vb. n. Smirking.] [OE. smirken, ASS. smercian, smearcian; cf. MHG. smieren, smielen, to smile. See Smile, v. i.] To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.


n. The act of one who smirks. vb. (present participle of smirk English)

Usage examples of "smirking".

He saw that Neville was smirking at Dean and Seamus, who were looking very alarmed to see what appeared to be a full-grown lion before them.

Draco Malfoy Apparating into the space next to the dark wizard, carrying his broom still, smirking, He had heard what Harry said.

The King was smirking, so probably the Chancellor was being fairly readable himself.

Sabinus noticed Tigellinus smirking at him, and for that reason alone he swore he would maintain his composure.

Hound automatically focused on the screaming girl, watching her flee, some smirking at the sight.

But all training and skill was rendered useless by the smirking sorcerer, who simply reached up with an invisible hand and cast their projectiles to the earth.