smirk Definition

to smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.

Using smirk: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "smirk" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He smirked at me as if he knew something I didn't.

  • Example

    She couldn't help but smirk when she heard the news.

  • Example

    The politician smirked when asked about his opponent's policies.

  • Example

    He always smirks when he thinks he's won an argument.

smirk Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for smirk

Phrases with smirk

  • a command to stop smiling in a smug or conceited way


    I told him to wipe that smirk off his face before I lost my temper.

  • a smile expressing a feeling of contentment or pleasure


    She wore a smirk of satisfaction after winning the competition.

  • a smile expressing a lack of belief or incredulity


    He gave me a smirk of disbelief when I told him the news.

Origins of smirk

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Summary: smirk in Brief

'Smirk' [smərk] is a verb that describes smiling in a smug, conceited, or silly way. It can be used to express satisfaction, disbelief, or to irritate others. The phrase 'wipe that smirk off your face' is a command to stop smiling in a smug or conceited way.