- A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.
verb (grimac, es)
- "I trundle off to bed, eyes brimming, face twisted into a grateful glistening , and awaken the next day wondering what all the fuss was about." — Opera News, March 2005
- To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.
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