poker-faced


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poker-faced

adj
informal having a deliberately expressionless face
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.poker-faced - deliberately impassive in mannerpoker-faced - deliberately impassive in manner; "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
Translations

poker-faced

[ˈpəʊkəˈfeɪst] ADJde cara impasible, con cara de póquer
they looked on poker-facedmiraron impasibles or sin expresión

poker-faced

[ˈpəʊkəˌfeɪst] adjdal viso impassibile
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As the word 'yes' robotically came out of his mouth, he neither flinched nor twitched, he remained poker-faced, and he showed no sign of discomfort whatsoever.
With the exception of one woman, who sat poker-faced throughout, only to stick her hand up at the last minute and shout out: "Until I met my second husband I thought a multi was a car park.
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Summary: Scientists are hoping they can catch out poker-faced liars thanks to a new technique.
POKER-faced Lady Gaga rocked Dublin last night and proved she's a real knockout before decamping to the Four Seasons.
When it came to Liverpool being called, poker-faced Parry responded: "Just about here.
The poker-faced popular comedian will be performing as the redneck jailbird character Otis Lee Crenshaw at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on February 28.
POKER-faced professionals will be throwing their normal caution to the wind this week as they prepare to do battle in the Ward Hadaway Pensions Professionals Charity Poker Tournament.
A THE link with poker-faced, meaning trying to hide a reaction, is mentioned in the Oxford English Dictionary but the term pofaced is most commonly thought to have come from the common abbreviation po for chamber pot.
But this exceedingly arch, if admirably poker-faced assault on everything from religion to children's hair-cutting is bold and brave.
Lewis's skill, as Evans rightly notes, lay in "his sensuous and civilized descriptions, his poker-faced wit" and in his fluid, self-effacing style.
Even the show's title--adapted from Adrian Piper's well-known Funk Lessons, 1983, projected here onto a large wall--has an amusingly forced ring to it, sounding like a scene from Mike Myers's Saturday Night Live sketch "Dieter's Dance Party," though unlike Dieter, Piper's poker-faced directives are contradicted by the surprisingly loose and unselfconscious moves of her amateur dancers.