simpering
Adjective

simpering

  1. Smug, affected, and supercilious.
Verb
  1. present participle of simper#English|simper
Noun

simpering (plural simperings)

  1. The act of one who simpers.
    • Well, but Polly attended, as I said; and there were strange simperings, and bowing, and courtesying, between them; the honest gentleman seeming not to know how to let his mistress wait upon him […]



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