• (v. i.) To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
  • (v. i.) To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
  • (v. i.) To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
  • (v. i.) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
  • (v. t.) To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
  • (v. t.) To affect in a certain way with a smile.
  • (v. i.) The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
  • (v. i.) A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
  • (v. i.) Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
  • (v. i.) Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.

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content vs. smile

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happy vs. smile

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laughter vs. smile

frown vs. smile

smile vs. smilingly

smile vs. wolf

cashier vs. smile

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jocund vs. smile

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simper vs. smile

smile vs. smiling

blush vs. smile

laugh vs. smile

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prodigal vs. smile

smile vs. smirk

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anxiety vs. smile

amusement vs. smile

happiness vs. smile

pleasure vs. smile

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muscle vs. smile

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expression vs. smile

contemptuous vs. smile

cheerful vs. smile

grin vs. smile