grimacingly

grimace

[grim-uhs, gri-meys]
noun
1.
a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
verb (used without object), grimaced, grimacing.
2.
to make grimaces.

Origin:
1645–55; < FrenchFrankish *grima mask (cf. grime, grim) + -azo < Latin -āceus -aceous

grimacer, noun
grimacingly, adverb
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grimace (ɡrɪˈmeɪs)
 
n
1.  an ugly or distorted facial expression, as of wry humour, disgust, etc
 
vb
2.  (intr) to contort the face
 
[C17: from French grimace, of Germanic origin; related to Spanish grimazo caricature; see grim]
 
gri'macer
 
n
 
gri'macingly
 
adv

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grimace
1651, from Fr. grimace, from M.Fr. grimache, from O.Fr. grimuche, possibly from Frank. (cf. O.S. grima), from same P.Gmc. root as grim, + pejorative suffix -azo (from L. -aceus).
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