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Grin is to smile from ear to ear (widely). Please let me know the word which is used to define a little grin?

If this is Grin, enter image description here

then what do we call this?

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  • From the pictures, I think you are looking for smirk or simper – user178049 Feb 23 '17 at 6:04
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Not wide grins may also be described as faint, feeble, slight, shy, lazy, rueful (like the grin in photo 2; it also might be called "a knowing grin").

The broad grin in photo one I'd call a smug or complacent grin.

  • Perhaps there is a typo in your answer. – Ahmbro Dude Feb 23 '17 at 7:24
  • @AhmbroDude - Where? I can't spot it. – Lamplighter Feb 23 '17 at 7:32
  • @rompay - It should be "note" instead of "not". Am I right? – Ahmbro Dude Feb 23 '17 at 7:40
  • I meant "not wide" as a near synonym for "small/not large" – Lamplighter Feb 23 '17 at 7:42
  • Feel free to edit if it helps you with your question;) – Lamplighter Feb 23 '17 at 8:03
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Actually, you've answered your own question. It is perfectly acceptable to use the term "little grin" to describe a little grin. The word "smirk," while often a smaller smile, implies conceit or smugness. It may or may not be the word you are looking for.

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