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simper

sim·per

simper

 
 
pronunciation:
sIm pr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: simpered, simpering, simpers
definition: to smile in a silly or affected manner.
It's sickening how he simpers in the presence of these bigwigs.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express with a silly or affected smile.
She simpered her gratitude.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a foolish or affected smile.
derivation: simperingly (adv.)