V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to smile in an affected and foolish way

Synonyms: smile [affectedly]

Antonyms: scowl, frown

Tips: Simper can also be a noun, referring to the foolish or affected smile itself. Use simper as a noun or verb in place of the noun/verb "smile" to describe a silly, foolish smile or someone smiling in a silly or foolish manner.

Usage Examples:

The politician simpered when he was asked a question he couldn't answer. (smiled foolishly)

Daryl simpered as the attractive girl walked by. (smiled foolishly)

He gave his teacher a simper when she asked him about his missing homework. (foolish smile) noun

A big simper appeared on his face when he forgot a portion of his speech. (silly smile) noun

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