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.
Words nearby smile
Origin of smile
OTHER WORDS FROM smile
Examples from the Web for smileless
The tones were replete with mild consternation, and the look that went with them was smileless to the degree of actual gloom.Eleven Possible Cases|Frank R. Stockton
Bellows, smileless and resourceful individual, seemed a bit uncertain, not to say upset.The Alternative|George Barr McCutcheon
There was a smileless gravity about his lips and eyes which was very impressive.Prairie Folks|Hamlin Garland
His eyebrows twitched slightly, but his mouth was smileless; Miss Hopkins was smiling, and not at all displeased.A Woman Named Smith|Marie Conway Oemler
Mary Virginia came listlessly, dragging her feet, her eyes somber in a smileless face.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man|Marie Conway Oemler
British Dictionary definitions for smileless
- 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 smileless
In addition to the idiom beginning with smile
- smile on
- crack a smile