smirk

[smurk]
verb (used without object)
1.
to smile in an affected, smug, or offensively familiar way.
noun
2.
the facial expression of a person who smirks.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English smirken (v.), Old English sme(a)rcian

smirker, noun
smirkingly, adverb
unsmirking, adjective
unsmirkingly, adverb
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smirk (smɜːk)
 
n
1.  a smile expressing scorn, smugness, etc, rather than pleasure
 
vb
2.  (intr) to give such a smile
3.  (tr) to express with such a smile
 
[Old English smearcian; related to smer derision, Old High German bismer contempt, bismerōn to scorn]
 
'smirker
 
n
 
'smirking
 
adj
 
'smirkingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

smirk
O.E. smearcian "to smile." No exact cognates in other languages, but perhaps related to smerian "to laugh at" (see smile (v.)). The noun is first recorded c.1560.
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Example sentences
Present are five forms of evil that makes us smile, smirk or chuckle knowingly.
The smirk across your face needs to be wiped pronto.
He turns up, with a smirk on his face, looking semi-reluctant to be there.
Some might smirk that it is but a fool that will soon find that it was let to
  buy only to pay for learning.
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