verb (used without object), smiled, smil·ing.
verb (used with object), smiled, smil·ing.
- to regard with pleasure or amusement, as with a smile.
- to regard with mild derision: to smile at someone's affectations.
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Origin of smile
OTHER WORDS FROM smile
Words nearby smile
Example sentences from the Web for smiled
And so he looked at her, smiled, and offered a polite “Is everything okay?”Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She smiled, too, her incisors creeping out from behind her lips.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At which Bezos turned to the packed audience, smiled weakly, and said: “This is Henry being nice to me!”Jeff Bezos: ‘I See Millions Working in Outer Space’|Lloyd Grove|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He clumsily sipped from the dainty straw of a blasphemously non-bourbon beverage and smiled broadly as he talked to fellow bros.
When asked by a public radio why Cuomo sounded as if he was encouraging Clinton to run, he smiled and dismissed the suggestion.
She smiled at them; but they did not return the salutation, and their actions made her more shy.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
She smiled a little to herself as she recalled that infatuation; how long ago it seemed.Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming
"It would take a three-inch field piece, sir, to make an impression on this wall of dirt," smiled Sergeant Hal.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines|H. Irving Hancock
Jake smiled quaintly as he fingered the coin with deliberation.Tales of Northumbria|Howard Pease
She looked at Richard to see if he remembered the secret that they shared, and he nodded and smiled.Rebecca's Promise|Frances R. Sterrett
British Dictionary definitions for smiled
- to look (at) with a kindly or amused expression
- to look derisively (at) instead of being annoyed
- to bear (troubles, etc) patiently
Derived forms of smilesmiler, nounsmiling, adjectivesmilingly, adverbsmilingness, noun
Word Origin for smile
Idioms and Phrases with smiled
In addition to the idiom beginning with smile
- smile on
- crack a smile