verb (used without object), grim·aced, grim·ac·ing.
- grim dig,
- grim reaper,
- grimaldi man,
- grimaldi, joseph,
Origin of grimace
Examples from the Web for grimace
But, he said with a grimace, “I do judge by my meetings with people how forthright they are.”
I gave him some brandy from my medicinal store, which he drank with a grimace.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All that Bud Selig can do is grimace and give the game's perennial pariah a long, unpaid vacation.
I hold onto his arm and lift him while he closes his eyes and tries not to grimace.
She was mostly gristle and bone when we saw her, lying in the sun with her legs spread and a grimace on her face.
Something like a smile attempted to contract the Indian's features; but the attempt was not a happy one, and stopped at a grimace.The Gold-Seekers|Gustave Aimard
No, but to judge by the grimace you made you weren't quite sure!The Betrothal|Maurice Maeterlinck
Then, with a grimace of disgust, he stretched out his hand for the blackened pannikin.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
Arthur made a grimace that might have been either of assent or deprecation.Gabriel Conroy|Bert Harte
However, I would like to see her grimace again; old Toubac would willingly give me fifteen florins if I could paint it for him.Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories|Edited by Julian Hawthorne
Word Origin for grimace
1650s, from French grimace, from Middle French grimache, from Old French grimuce "grotesque face, ugly mug," possibly from Frankish (cf. Old Saxon grima "face mask," Old English grima "mask, helmet"), from same Germanic root as grim (adj.). With pejorative suffix -azo (from Latin -aceus).
1762, from French grimacer, from grimace (see grimace (n.)). Related: Grimaced; grimacing.