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grimace

grim·ace

grimace

pronunciation:
grI ms
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a twisting of the face to show pain, disgust, or anger.
He took a sip of the medicine with a grimace.
 
antonyms:
grin
similar words:
frown, scowl, sneer
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: grimaced, grimaces, grimacing
definition: to make a grimace.
She grimaced as I pulled the splinter from her finger.
antonyms:
grin
similar words:
frown, mug, pout, scowl, sneer
derivations: grimacingly (adv.), grimacer (n.)
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