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Synonyms for smiling
smil·ing

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Wiktionary2.5 / 4 votes

  1. smilingnoun

    Antonyms:
    unsmiling

  2. smilingadjective

    That which smiles or has a smile.

    smiling children

    Antonyms:
    unsmiling

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "smiling":

    smile, mouse, smiles, grin, grinning

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#12582delightful
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#23655joyful
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#37505grinning
#41028buoyant
#43224blissful
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#45584cheery
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#85177blithe
#91697sprightly
#106368rapturous
#112460felicitous
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#199502mirthful
#305690jocund

How to use smiling in a sentence?

  1. Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik:

    Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik couldn't stop smiling for two weeks.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    We look through the sights, squeeze the trigger and the toy soldiers go flying, dying hard but smiling in the process. The toy maker should be laughing the whole way to the bank but Nietzsche said he was dead too.

  3. Yehia Rashed:

    I am very hopeful, optimistic about the future of tourism into Egypt, i want to get that smile that you are smiling into the faces of everybody. We want to stay positive.

  4. Whole Foods Employee:

    Hey guys, I’m smiling and I’m hanging out with Nigel on Christmas Eve. We’re going to embarrass ourselves! We’re going to sing.

  5. Laura Berman:

    The kindest soul you would ever meet, a smiling face. He was one of those embodiments of the community. Just open, warm, smiling, wanting to help and just in his beautiful simplicity. That's who he was.


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