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smirk

noun [C] uk   /smɜːk/  us   /smɝːk/ disapproving
a smile that expresses satisfaction or pleasure about having done something or knowing something that is not known by someone else: "Maybe your husband does things that you don't know about," he said with a smirk. "I told you it would end in disaster," said Polly with a self-satisfied smirk on her face.

smirk

verb [I or T] uk   /smɜːk/  us   /smɝːk/ disapproving
to smile in this way: I don't like the way he winks and smirks at me whenever he sees me. He smirked his way through the interview.
(Definition of smirk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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