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Meaning of “smirk” in the English Dictionary

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smirknoun [C]

uk   /smɜːk/  us   /smɝːk/ disapproving
a ​smile that ​expressessatisfaction or ​pleasure about having done something or ​knowing something that is not ​known by someone ​else: "Maybe ​yourhusband 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.

smirkverb [I or T]

uk   /smɜːk/  us   /smɝːk/ disapproving
(Definition of smirk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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smirkverb [I]

 us   /smɜrk/
to ​smile in a way that ​expressessatisfaction with yourself or ​pleasure about having done something or ​knowing something that is not ​known by someone ​else: When she told him he was ​cool, he just smirked.
smirk
noun [C]  us   /smɜrk/
Her ​lipscurled into a smirk.
(Definition of smirk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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