Boland is an immature kid with a lean, unsmiling face, ice-blue eyes, and wavy blond hair.
Leon parked where he was directed, then he and Butch were thoroughly searched by a small battalion of unsmiling guards.
KIEV—They are burly, muscular men, reminiscent of the Soviet era with their strong Slavic features and unsmiling demeanor.
I saw their pictures online… two good-looking, strong, unsmiling, young men in front of an American flag.
The smiling actor and the unsmiling youth looked at each other.
"Fifteen widgeon went off when I returned to the blind," he said, unsmiling.
All this as from man to man, unsmiling, unwinking, each taking the measure of the other.
The girl who stood before the mirror, grave and unsmiling, was a stranger.
There was a moment's hesitation in which O'Rane's unsmiling face became graver.
What could be hidden, he thought, beneath the mask of that unsmiling face?
c.1300, perhaps from Middle Low German *smilen or a Scandinavian source (e.g. Danish smile "smile," Swedish smila "smile, smirk, simper, fawn"), from Proto-Germanic *smil-, extended form of PIE root *smei- "to laugh, smile" (cf. Old English smerian "to laugh at, scorn," Old High German smieron "to smile," Latin mirus "wonderful," mirari "to wonder"). Related: Smiled; smiling.
Gradually pushed the usual Old English word, smearcian (modern smirk), into a specific, unpleasant sense. Of the eyes, from 1759. Figuratively, as indicating favor or encouragement, from c.1400. Romance, Celtic, and Slavic languages tend to use a diminutive of the word for "laugh" to mean "smile" (e.g. Latin ridere "laugh;" subridere "smile"), perhaps literally "small laugh" or "low laugh."
1560s, from smile (v.).