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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To twist your face in an ugly way because you do not like something, because you are feeling pain, or because you are trying to be funny. A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain or disgust.

Usage examples (40)
  • A student will often grimace during a difficult test.
  • She made a grimace at the prospect
  • Timothy Goebel's mid-jump grimace is no indication of how he felt about his return to competition.
  • But a fleeting grimace is soon replaced with the jovial stoicism that runs through the English like rheumatism. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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