What is another word for grins?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈɪnz] (IPA)

Grins are a universal expression of joy and laughter that we encounter almost every day. However, if you're tired of using the same word over and over again, there are plenty of synonyms to add some variety to your vocabulary. Some alternatives to "grins" that you can use include beams, smiles, smirks, chuckles, snickers, and giggles. If you're trying to convey a particularly wide or goofy smile, you can use words like guffaw, cackle, or chortle. Whatever synonym you choose, it's always fun to play with language and experiment with new ways to express your happiness and laughter.

Synonyms for Grins:

What are the hypernyms for Grins?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Facial Expressions, reactions, expressions of joy.

Usage examples for Grins

Yet their faces were breaking into broad grins of relief and welcome.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton
Johan, at my inquiring gesture, grins the width of his face, but has no information to impart regarding Peter's unusual absence.
"The Other Fellow"
F. Hopkinson Smith
Brother Laurence's advice might be very excellent, but a chap couldn't always follow it; there were moments when the grins wouldn't come.
"The Crimson Sweater"
Ralph Henry Barbour

Famous quotes with Grins

  • I like a man who grins when he fights.
    Winston Churchill
  • I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
    Shel Silverstein
  • If all hearts were open and all desires known -- as they would be if people showed their souls -- how many gapings, sighings, clenched fists, knotted brows, broad grins, and red eyes should we see in the market-place!
    Thomas Hardy
  • "All this beauty makes a person realize how insignificant they are," Paul says. "How insignificant I am. You're the insignificant one" He grins real big as he realizes how his words sounded. "I didn't mean it like that," he chuckles. "No, I know what you meant, bud. I was just thinking kind of the same thing. I was looking at all this depth and it came to me how very shallow you are." "Ha, ha," Paul chortles. He takes a few steps down the trail and turns. "You know, Don, I was just looking at this little flowery cactus here and thinking how nice it looks and it made me realize how ugly you are." "Is that right," I say. "Well, I was just considering how smart these rocks look and it made me realize how dumb you are." With that I give him a little kick in the backside. "How smart these rocks are?" he heckles. "Well, I was just looking at that cloud up there, reflecting on its beauty and stuff, and it hit me how much you smell." "Is that right," I say. "The cloud made you realize that, huh?" Paul distances himself a little and keeps turning to see if I am going to kick him again. He's got this grin going like he got the last laugh. "You know, Paul, I was just looking at this pebble and it made me realize that I'm going to tackle you and throw you off the ledge." "I see. That's real deep, Don. The pebble; you got that from a pebble?"
    Don Miller (author)
  • To the pure geometer the radius of curvature is an incidental characteristic — like the grin of the Cheshire cat. To the physicist it is an indispensable characteristic. It would be going too far to say that to the physicist the cat is merely incidental to the grin. Physics is concerned with interrelatedness such as the interrelatedness of cats and grins. In this case the "cat without a grin" and the "grin without a cat" are equally set aside as purely mathematical phantasies.
    Arthur Eddington

Related words: smile, smirks, grin, grinnin', grinny, grinning

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