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    Facial expression

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Stammis, Oct 16, 2015.

    How would you explain when a persons eyes becomes bigger because of surprise or curiosity?

    Or when someone smile because because something bad has happened in the past but donĀ“t want to show it. A crooked smile, so to speak.
     
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    1. Wide-eyed
    2. smirk
     
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    Makes sense. Thx!
     
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    Curiosity: You could use a comic book exaggeration: "His eyes glitter at the odd sight."
    Surprise: Again it is an exaggeration, but what about 'bulged'?
    Crooked Smile: Simply 'lopsided' with context, or else any word that connotes a pull - twitch, jerk, etc...
     
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    I like exaggeration too. But why not also check yourself in the mirror? Widen your eyes and see what description pops into your head? Or do a Google image search. See what you can come up with when you have a visual example.
     
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    100 words for facial expressions

    It's not the most useful list but it can spark additional ideas.
     
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