Definitions of smile

  1. a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
  2. express with a smile; " She smiled her thanks"
  3. change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure
  4. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
  5. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
  6. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
  7. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
  8. To affect in a certain way with a smile.
  9. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
  10. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
  11. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
  12. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
  13. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.
  14. To show pleasure, joy, love, or kindness by an expression of the face; to look gay, cheerful, or happy; look with favor; as, to smile on one's labors.
  15. A change of expression, marked by an upward curve of the mouth, a sparkle of the eyes, etc., and indicating joy, pleasure, kindness, or happiness; an appearance of gladness.
  16. Smilingly.
  17. To express pleasure by the countenance: to express slight contempt: to look joyous: to be favorable.
  18. Act of smiling: the expression of the features in smiling: favor.
  19. Act or expression of smilling; favor; glad appearance.
  20. To express pleasure by the countenance; to look joyous; to be favorable.
  21. To give a smile; show approval.
  22. A pleased or amused expression of the face; favor; blessing.
  23. A look of pleasure, or kindness, or slight contempt; gay or joyous appearance; favour.
  24. To express with a smile; to drive away with a smile.
  25. To express pleasure, love, or kindness by the countenance, by contraction of the features of the face; to look gay and joyous; to express slight contempt; to sneer; to countenance.
  26. To express pleasure, moderate joy, love, or kindness, by an expansion of the features of the face; opposite of frown; to look gay and joyous; to favour; to express slight contempt by a movement of the features of the face; to sneer.
  27. A natural expansion of the features of the face, expressive of pleasure, moderate joy, & c.; favour; propitiousness; a look resembling a smile, but expressing scorn or contempt.

Antonyms for smile

frown, mow, mouth, deplore, glower, mourn, bewail, mug, snoot, glare, bemoan, scowl, pout, sulk, gloom, lower, grimace, face, moue.

Quotes of smile

  1. It scares you: all the noise, the rattling, the shaking. But the look on everybody's face when you're finished and packing, it's the best smile in the world; and there's nobody hurt, and the well's under control. – Red Adair
  2. Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. – Josh Billings
  3. The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile – Jean de la Bruyere
  4. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia
  5. Tell me not of joy: there's none Now my little sparrow's gone; He, just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me, He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile Lord! how sullen he would be! – William Cartwright
  6. Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face. – Malcolm De Chazal
  7. Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile – Cameron Diaz
  8. Beauty comes from a life well lived. If you've lived well, your smile lines are in the right places, and your frown lines aren't too bad, what more do you need? – Jennifer Garner
  9. I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it- I like to see everybody smile – Buddy Guy
  10. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Nhat Hanh
  11. We tried to set up a company that patterned ourselves after Southwest in all the fun, the spirit, the great people, the smile the efficiency side of it, but we've added some extras that people aren't used to finding on Southwest. – David Neeleman
  12. But with exquisite breathing you smile with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep. – Karl Shapiro
  13. To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  14. Nothing you wear is more important than your smile – Connie Stevens

Usage examples for smile

  1. Christopher glanced up with a smile – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. " That is very kind of you," she answered with a smile – The Story of a Bold Tin Soldier by Laura Lee Hope
  3. She looked at him with a half- smile – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  4. Burke Denby did not smile – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  5. See if you can't smile a bit. – Sunny Boy in the Big City by Ramy Allison White
  6. " Try me," he answered, with a smile – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  7. " I have not," she answered with a smile – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  8. Mrs. Davenant looked up with a smile – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. She looked at him with a little smile – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. She gave a strange little smile – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. " Nor I, old boy," replied the other, as he tried to smile – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. Come a woman smile so sweet, he surprise; he say this one different from the ot'ers. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. I fancy my smile was pale. – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  14. " She really has something to smile about," said Kate. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  15. Any one would think, he added, with a sad smile that it was your father's death I'd been talking about instead of mine. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  16. Molly tried to smile back. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  17. For he knew what was wrong with that smile – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  18. Helen answered his smile – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  19. We'll have him captain, then see how you'll smile – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. She turned and gave him a beautiful smile – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner

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