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Definitions and Synonyms of smiling | Another word for smiling | What is smiling?

Definition 1: a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for smiling in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of smiling ) a silly self-conscious smile

(... is a kind of smiling ) a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure

Definition 2: smiling with happiness or optimism - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
  • a room of smiling faces
  • a round red twinkly Santa Claus

Synonyms for smiling in the sense of this definition

(smiling is similar to ...) being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

"her cheerful nature" "a cheerful greeting" "a cheerful room" "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

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