Simperingly
Simperingly \Sim"per*ing*ly\, adv. In a simpering manner. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • simperingly — adverb with a lack of courage and determination simperingly, the accused begged for mercy • Syn: ↑pusillanimously • Derived from adjective: ↑pusillanimous (for: ↑pusillanimously) …   Useful english dictionary

  • simperingly — See simperer. * * * …   Universalium

  • simperingly — adverb In a simpering way …   Wiktionary

  • simperingly — adv. with a smirk, with a foolish grin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • simperingly — sim·per·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • simperingly — See: simpering …   English dictionary

  • pusillanimously — adverb with a lack of courage and determination simperingly, the accused begged for mercy • Syn: ↑simperingly • Derived from adjective: ↑pusillanimous * * * adverb : in a pusillanimous manner * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • simper — simperer, n. simperingly, adv. /sim peuhr/, v.i. 1. to smile in a silly, self conscious way. v.t. 2. to say with a simper. n. 3. a silly, self conscious smile. [1555 65; akin to MD zimperlijc, dial. Dan simper affected, Dan sippe affected woman,… …   Universalium

  • simper — verb smile in an affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating manner. noun such a smile. Derivatives simpering adjective simperingly adverb Origin C16: of unknown origin; cf. Ger. zimpfer elegant, delicate …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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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