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Synonyms for smirk

give a smug look

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Synonyms for smirk

to smile in an affected, knowing way

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an affected, knowing smile

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a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

smile affectedly or derisively

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Smirkingly, he said that he tells some men who make lurid remarks to him that they can get excited and erect their sticks on him!
Tudor casually passed by me and smirkingly whispered, "Oh, the pigeons loved your lentil soup this morning in Union Square!"
Several years ago, those of us in a small tour group being shown around the square by an adolescent church volunteer were embarrassed when one man smirkingly asked, "So, how many wives did Joseph Smith have?" A flush mottled our young guide's cheeks as she answered, "I don't know." It was an awkwardly implausible response, given that the subject was the founding prophet of her religion and that the historical answer to the question--at least 32--is rather vivid.
Moreover (and this accounts for a great deal of the negative buzz around Documenta 12), the curators' ambition to strip our gaze of its preconceptions becomes almost a methodological justification of, or, rather, a smirkingly ironic apology for, their "kuratorische Willkur"--that is to say, curatorial whimsy.
who lurks about in his natty, gray tweed jacket enveloped in a cloud of pipe smoke, who smirkingly pretends to have all the answers, and who despises the personable Dale Kohler because the young man sincerely believes in God and undertakes a quest for truth.
As the wannabe palatine of a giant postbellum plantation, America's King George II is unable to empathize with the working class he so smirkingly seeks to feudalize.
Lisa said: "On the day I didn't want to marry him at all but he'd put so much pressure on me that I just got on with it." What Lisa did not know as Matthews smirkingly said "I do" in front of 150 guests was that just three weeks earlier Lynn had yet again pleaded in vain for a divorce.
When asked by Lemann to define a Democrat, Bush's chief political strategist replied, "Somebody with a doctorate." Lemann noted, "This he said with perhaps the suggestion of a smirk." Fundamentally, much of today's GOP, like Rove, seems to smirkingly equate academics, including scientists, with liberals.
The referee, realising Sky TV were unlikely to be present at a pre-season friendly, smirkingly agreed.
This is undoubtedly a puzzling volume to appear under the imprint of a university press, even if the coy phrase "sometimes erotic" had not been inserted smirkingly into the title.
Yesterday morning's latest offering in Symphony Hall's pleasant "Rising Stars" series brought the fantastic percussionist Christian Dierstein with an uncompromisingly contemporary programme (I am amazed that some smirkingly perplexed audience members were not astute enough to check what they were actually buying).