Meaning of SIMPER in English
sim ‧ per /ˈsɪmpə $ -ər/ BrE AmE verb [intransitive]
[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language ]
to smile in a silly annoying way:
Betsy simpered at him as she spoke.
a silly, simpering girl
—simper noun [countable]
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▪ smile to make your mouth curve upwards, in order to be friendly or because you are happy or amused:
She smiled when she read his email.
‘I’m delighted to meet you,' George said, smiling at the girl.
▪ grin to give a big smile:
The two boys were grinning at each other.
The coach was grinning from ear to ear (=was grinning a lot) when the team scored.
▪ beam to give a big happy smile for a long time, because you are very pleased or proud:
She beamed with pride as her son collected the award.
The wedding couple were outside beaming at the camera.
▪ smirk to smile in an unpleasant way, for example because you are pleased about someone else’s bad luck or because you know something that someone else does not know:
The children smirked when the teacher dropped all the books on the floor.
What are you smirking about?
▪ simper disapproving written to smile in a silly and annoying way:
a group of simpering schoolgirls
I hated the way she simpered every time a man spoke to her.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012