1. [ verb ] contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
Synonyms: pull_a_face make_a_face

"He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

Related terms: communicate smile frown squint sneer wince mop screw_up
2. [ noun ] a contorted facial expression
Synonyms: face

"she made a grimace at the prospect"

Related terms: facial_expression pout
Similar spelling:   Grimes