Simpered
Simper Sim"per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Simpered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Simpering}.] [Cf. Norw. semper fine, smart, dial. Dan. semper, simper, affected, coy, prudish, OSw. semper one who affectedly refrains from eating, Sw. sipp finical, prim, LG. sipp.] 1. To smile in a silly, affected, or conceited manner. [1913 Webster]

Behold yond simpering dame. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

With a made countenance about her mouth, between simpering and smiling. --ir. P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

2. To glimmer; to twinkle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Yet can I mark how stars above Simper and shine. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • simpered — sim·per || sɪmpÉ™(r) n. smirk, sly or silly smile v. smirk, smile foolishly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • simpered — premised …   Anagrams dictionary

  • premised — simpered …   Anagrams dictionary

  • simper — I. verb (simpered; simpering) Etymology: akin to Middle Dutch zimperlijc elegant, Danish dialect simper affected, coy Date: circa 1563 intransitive verb to smile in a silly manner transitive verb to say with a simper < simpered an apology > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • simper — [[t]sɪ̱mpə(r)[/t]] simpers, simpering, simpered VERB When someone simpers, they smile in a rather silly way. The maid lowered her chin and simpered. N COUNT Simper is also a noun. Thank you doctor, said the nurse with a simper …   English dictionary

  • simper — UK [ˈsɪmpə(r)] / US [ˈsɪmpər] verb [intransitive] Word forms simper : present tense I/you/we/they simper he/she/it simpers present participle simpering past tense simpered past participle simpered to smile in a way that looks silly and is not… …   English dictionary

  • Simper — Sim per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Simpered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Simpering}.] [Cf. Norw. semper fine, smart, dial. Dan. semper, simper, affected, coy, prudish, OSw. semper one who affectedly refrains from eating, Sw. sipp finical, prim, LG. sipp.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Simpering — Simper Sim per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Simpered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Simpering}.] [Cf. Norw. semper fine, smart, dial. Dan. semper, simper, affected, coy, prudish, OSw. semper one who affectedly refrains from eating, Sw. sipp finical, prim, LG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • simper — sim|per [ˈsımpə US ər] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from a [i]Scandinavian language] to smile in a silly annoying way ▪ Betsy simpered at him as she spoke. ▪ a silly, simpering girl >simper n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • simper — verb (I) to smile in a silly, annoying way: Betsy simpered coyly at him as she spoke. simper noun (C) simperingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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