France's Marine Le Pen criticized her rival Emmanuel Macron as a "smirking banker" representing globalization gone wild in their crucial pre-election TV debate: http://reut.rs/2p9uKA9
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If you’re smirking at this sign, you’re mispronouncing the town’s name. It’s PENNIS-tun.
It would be incorrect to smirk at these delays, an H&R Block spokeswoman said.
"He asked me how old I was," said the precocious child to whom
Minns had from that moment internally resolved he never would bequeath
one shilling. As soon as the titter occasioned by the observation had
subsided, a little smirking man with red whiskers, sitting at the bottom of
the table, who during the whole of dinner had been endeavoring to obtain
a listener to some stories about Sheridan, called out, with a very
patronising air - "Alick, what part of the speech is be?"
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- Smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way: he smirked in triumph
- As the verdicts were read by the jury foreman some of the defendants smiled, smirked and even giggled.
- I see that a number of the Ministers opposite me are now smiling and smirking.
- The intimidating look from Feror grew fiercer as he smirked with a devious smile.
A smug, conceited, or silly smile: Gloria pursed her mouth in a self-satisfied smirk
OriginOld English sme(a)rcian, from a base shared by smile. The early sense was 'to smile'; it later gained a notion of smugness or silliness.
v., -pressed, -press·ing, -press·es. v.tr.
- To hold back by an act of volition: couldn't repress a smirk.
- To put down by force, usually before total control has been lost; quell: repress a rebellion.
- Psychology. To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
- Biology. To block (transcription of a gene) by combination of a protein to an operator gene.
To take repressive action.
[Middle English repressen, from Latin reprimere, repress- : re-, re- + premere, to press.]repressibility re·press'i·bil'i·ty n.
repressible re·press'i·ble adj.
1 [U][C]抑圧, 抑制, 鎮圧, 弾圧；《精神分析》抑圧.2 [U]（抑圧された）衝動, 本能.
From Latin officiosus (dutiful), from officium (service).
"It (the petition) demands that the traffic officials of Grahamstown `return to being polite public servants, working for the good and safety of the community, rather than the rude and officious revenue officers they have become...'" — Cecile Greyling, Teacher Launches Petition Against Traffic Department Repression, East Cape News (Grahamstown, South Africa), June 13, 2002.
"The bough of cherries some officious fool Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule." — Robert Browning, My Last Duchess, 1842
an officious person
3 （外交で）非公式の；私的な. ⇒OFFICIAL[形]24 〈役人が〉横柄な.
the part of a male's body which is used for urinating and in sexual activity
noun [C] DISAPPROVING
a smile that expresses satisfaction or pleasure about having done something or knowing something which is not known by someone else:
"Maybe your husband does things that you don't know about, " he said with a smirk.
"I told you it would end in disaster, " said Polly with a self-satisfied smirk on her face.
verb [I or T] DISAPPROVING
I don't like the way he winks and smirks at me whenever he sees me.
He smirked his way through the interview.