A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face. (noun)
To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces. (verb)
Examples of word grimace
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He hits Neng as hard as he can, smack, kick, smack, kick, then he jumps on his knees and on to his shoulders, and there isn't a single grimace from the Thai master.
But a fleeting grimace is soon replaced with the jovial stoicism that runs through the English like rheumatism.
The expression grimace on your face is pretty funny in the photo where you are sitting on the steps with the dog at your feet.
Timothy Goebel's mid-jump grimace is no indication of how he felt about his return to competition.