What is another word for grimaces?

42 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɡɹˈɪmɪsɪz], [ ɡɹˈɪmɪsɪz], [ ɡ_ɹ_ˈɪ_m_ɪ_s_ɪ_z]

Grimaces are facial expressions that convey discomfort or pain. Synonyms for grimaces include: frown, scowl, pout, sneer, glare, wince, squint, contort, twitch, and twist. A frown is an upside-down smile, indicating sadness, worry, or disapproval. A scowl is a deep frown, usually indicating anger or annoyance. A pout is a protrusion of the lips, indicating sulking or disappointment. A sneer is a curled lip, indicating contempt or disgust. A glare is an intense stare, indicating hostility or anger. A wince is a brief facial twitch, indicating pain or discomfort. A squint is a narrowed-eyed expression, indicating suspicion or confusion. A contort is a twisted expression, indicating extreme pain or discomfort. A twitch is a sudden, involuntary facial movement. A twist is a distortion of the facial features, indicating pain or stress.

What are the hypernyms for Grimaces?

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Usage examples for Grimaces

Look at the idiotic grimaces that infants make when they try to show they are pleased.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
Miss Lucy had a hearty laugh at the grimaces made by Chaffey when he happened to hit his finger instead of the nail he was driving in.
"Paddy Finn"
W. H. G. Kingston
Guarded on one side by the sweeping murmur of the river, on the other by the loud grimaces of the King's Road Chelsea sinks, with a sound like a whisper of its own name, into evening....
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole

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