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scowl

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Synonyms for grimace

a facial contortion indicating displeasure, disgust, or pain

to contort one's face to indicate displeasure, disgust, or pain, for example

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Synonyms for grimace

a contorted facial expression

contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

References in classic literature ?
In the grass, where Joan had been attacked, they found the little shrivelled man, still chattering and grimacing, whom Joan had ridden down.
Silent men, moving unheard, lifted him up, laid him on the sidewalk, gesticulating and grimacing round him their alarm, horror, and compassion.
Some of these ancient habitations, with high garret gable-windows perking into the roofs, have a kind of French shrug about them; and being lop-sided with age, appear to hold their heads askew, besides, as if they were grimacing in astonishment at the American Improvements.
A print of an 1881 oil painting in a golden frame hangs above marble statues of Greek slaves and grimacing gargoyles.
As Becker paced back and forth along the baseline, clenching his fist and grimacing, he knew right away he would not be able to go on.
Others show her clowning around with a bottle of champers and grimacing with her eyes screwed tightly shut.
Grimacing like that, poor ol' nna MaM donna l' Madonna looks like she's done her nen ck in.
The babies' responses to the injection - crying, grimacing and heart rate - were recorded.
Demonic pictures of killers, chosen to reveal the ugliness that points to inner evil, are repeatedly shown to us - think Myra Hindley with that helmet as aggressive blonde hair and Tracie Andrews grimacing hideously.
Brace yourself for all the new development that will change the grimacing face of Coney Island forever.
Stanford's Cissy Pierce sprained her left ankle with about 13:50 remaining and had to be carried to the locker room, grimacing in pain.
Staring, smiling, grimacing, glowering, these are less portraits of "individuals" than of the expressions that settle fleetingly on their malleable features.
BALTIMORE, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A task-related spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the mouth and jaw, causing involuntary movements of the mouth and lips (oromandibular dystonia), manifesting only during speech as grimacing and sound distortion, has been diagnosed by a research team in Copenhagen, Denmark, and termed "Speaker's Cramp.
The dolls are atrocious," says parent Naomi Perry, grimacing as she eyes Bratz dolls at a Toys 'R' Us store in New York.
Vishneva danced only once, in Romeo and Juliet opposite the willowy, grimacing Vladimir Malakhov.