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Synonyms for smiling
smil·ing

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Wiktionary

  1. smilingnoun

    Antonyms:
    unsmiling

  2. smilingadjective

    That which smiles or has a smile.

    smiling children

    Antonyms:
    unsmiling

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smiling

    Happy primarily refers to something that comes "by good hap," a chance that brings prosperity, benefit, or success.

    And grasps the skirts of happy chance.

    Tennyson In Memoriam lxiii, st. 2.

    In this sense happy is closely allied to fortunate and lucky. (See FORTUNATE.) Happy has, however, so far diverged from this original sense as to apply to advantages where chance is not recognized, or is even excluded by direct reference to the divine will, when it becomes almost equivalent to blessed.

    Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth.

    Job v, 17.

    Happy is also applied to the ready dexterity or skill by which favorable results (usually in minor matters) are secured, when it becomes a synonym for dexterous, felicitous, and the associated words; as, he has a happy wit; happy at retort (compare CLEVER). In its most frequent present use, happy is applied to the state of one enjoying happiness, or to that by which happiness is expressed; as, a happy heart; a happy face; happy laughter; happy tears (compare synonyms for HAPPINESS). Cheerful applies to the possession or expression of a moderate and tranquil happiness. A cheery word spontaneously gives cheer to others; a cheering word is more distinctly planned to cheer and encourage. Gay applies to an effusive and superficial happiness (often not really worthy of that name) perhaps resulting largely from abundant animal spirits: we speak of gay revelers or a gay horse. A buoyant spirit is, as it were, borne up by joy and hope. A sunny disposition has a constant tranquil brightness that irradiates all who come within its influence.

    Compare synonyms for GRIEF.

    Synonyms:
    blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheering, cheery, delighted, delightful, dexterous, felicitous, fortunate, gay, glad, happy, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, lucky, merry, mirthful, pleased, prosperous, rapturous, rejoiced, rejoicing, sprightly, successful, sunny

    Preposition:
    A happy event for him; happy at a reply; happy in his home, with his friends, among his children; happy at the discovery, over his success.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smile, smiling, grin, grinningadjective

    a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

    Synonyms:
    smile, grinning, grin

    Antonyms:
    cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

  2. beamish, smiling(a), twinklyadjective

    smiling with happiness or optimism

    "Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll; "a room of smiling faces"; "a round red twinkly Santa Claus"

    Antonyms:
    cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "smiling":

    smile, mouse, smiles, grin, grinning

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How to use smiling in a sentence?

  1. Manuel Miranda:

    My heart is broken into pieces. I will forever remember Fred Guttenberg my sweet angel, she was the sweetest soul ever. She was kind, caring always smiling and wanting to help.

  2. Shige Yoshida:

    I really liked how people-oriented one manager I met seemed, he walked through the production aisles greeting and smiling at everyone.

  3. Ryan Hyer:

    Every time I close my eyes, I picture her suffering and then I picture her laying in this coffin, i still see her smiling and laughing in my head and I would assume that smile and laughter turned to pain and suffering in that instance.

  4. Madeline Kahn:

    I hope Madeline Kahn is looking down and is smiling.

  5. David Studinski:

    Gender nonconforming and transgender individuals face challenges within our own community, say nothing of the vast array of perceptions they experience outside of it. Compound that with the trials and tribulations of childhood and adolescence, and it's quite obvious why these amazing young people deserve to see 2 million people supporting them along Fifth Avenue, what the world will see in return are smiling young faces, lit up by the ecstatic energy of rainbow-flag-waving spectators. If they're OK with who they are, the world should be, too.


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