- Smile in an affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating manner: she simpered, looking pleased with herselfMore example sentences
- Miss Waller was always smiling, almost simpering, and Miss Hooper was a mild-mannered pale-coloured personality.
- He's usually got a piece of arm candy shooting him affectionate looks and simpering about how gorgeous he is.
- He despised simpering, giggling, weak women who had nothing better to do than cry and make themselves appear ridiculous to gain favor with him.
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- An affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating smile or gesture: an exaggerated simperMore example sentences
- It's not a smirk or a simper or even a smile - it's a full-on grin.
- He smiled a sickly simper, eyeing the rabbit with more contempt by the minute.
- You will never get a simper or a giggle out of her unless she is being satirical.
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- Once again, he speaks in a simperingly lifeless Rada-English accent.
- They capture headlines by merely walking into a room holding hands, smiling simperingly, commenting on sick African babies.
- It is the worst, most simperingly preposterous, tepid football song I have ever heard.
mid 16th century: of unknown origin; compare with German zimpfer 'elegant, delicate'.