English version

knowing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknowingknow‧ing /ˈnəʊɪŋ $ ˈnoʊ-/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 KNOW somethingshowing that you know all about something, even if it has not been discussed directly 🔊 He gave us a knowing look. 🔊 She exchanged a knowing smile with her mother.
Examples from the Corpus
knowingHer questions and knowing looks unnerved him, almost as if she had figured him out.I saw him give her a knowing smile as she left the room."I heard what you were saying, " Maya said with a knowing smile.knowing smileGlancing surreptitiously around, she glimpsed knowing smiles and heads drawn close as people whispered.Gloriously romantic yet giddily hilarious, this movie gives you a ruefully knowing smile as it sides with the wise heart.When Gwen gave a rather knowing smile, she blushed scarlet.You would have been forgiven for a knowing smile then, but now acid rain is no laughing matter.Nate Cocello allowed a knowing smile to cross his face at what he knew would be the natural reactions of line managers.Harry, for his part, exchanged a knowing smile with Papaioannou, then went on in the direction of the village.
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