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Definition 1: a contorted facial expression - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where grimace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she made a grimace at the prospect

Synonyms for grimace in the sense of this definition

(grimace is a kind of ...) a gesture executed with the facial muscles

(... is a kind of grimace ) a disdainful grimace

Definition 2: contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state - [verb of body]

Samples where grimace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do

Synonyms for grimace in the sense of this definition

(grimace is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of grimace ) cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

"The children squinted so as to scare each other"

(... is a kind of grimace ) make a face indicating disgust or dislike

"She winced when she heard his pompous speech"

(... is a kind of grimace ) change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

(... is a kind of grimace ) look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

(... is a kind of grimace ) twist into a strained configuration

"screw up one's face"

(... is a kind of grimace ) make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip

"mop and mow" "The girl pouted"

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