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Definition of smile:

  1. A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
  2. Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
  3. Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
  4. The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; - opposed to frown.
  5. To affect in a certain way with a smile.
  6. To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; - often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
  7. To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
  8. To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
  9. To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
  10. To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.


laugh, grinning, amused countenance, pleased look, simper, friendly expression, smiling, joyous look, grin, tender look, express, delighted look.

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