Simpering
Simpering \Sim"per*ing\, a. & n. from {Simper}, v. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • simpering — sim|per|ing [ sımpərıŋ ] adjective trying to be friendly and pleasant in a way that appears silly and not sincere: She spoke in a simpering tone. ╾ sim|per|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • simpering — UK [ˈsɪmpərɪŋ] / US adjective trying to be friendly and pleasant in a way that appears silly and not sincere She spoke in a simpering tone. Derived word: simperingly adverb …   English dictionary

  • simpering — simper ► VERB ▪ smile in an ingratiating or coy manner. ► NOUN ▪ a smile of this kind. DERIVATIVES simpering adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • simpering — Synonyms and related words: elegant, euphemistic, euphuistic, exquisite, formalistic, goody good good, goody goody, mincing, namby pamby, overnice, overprecise, overrefined, pedantic, precieuse, precious, precisian, precisianistic, precisionistic …   Moby Thesaurus

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

  • simpering — adj self conscious, silly, coy, giggling, smirky, missish, schoolgirlish FORMAL affected …   Useful 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

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heinrich Brandl — (* 22. Juli 1885 in Simpering; † 13. Dezember 1951 in Kötzting) war ein deutscher Politiker (BVP). Leben und Wirken Nach dem Besuch der Volksschule in Hohenwarth und der Dr. Heim Schule in Regensburg arbeitete Brandl bis 1906 als Landwirt auf dem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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