expressionless


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ex·pres·sion·less

 (ĭk-sprĕsh′ən-lĭs)
adj.
Lacking expression: Their faces remained expressionless as they listened to the bad news.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expressionless - deliberately impassive in mannerexpressionless - 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

expressionless

adjective blank, empty, deadpan, straight-faced, wooden, dull, vacuous, inscrutable, poker-faced (informal) He did his best to keep his face expressionless.

expressionless

adjective
Lacking expression:
Translations
غَيْر مُعَبِّر، تَعْبيري
udtryksløs
ilmeetön
svipbrigîalaus
ifadesiz

expressionless

[ɪksˈpreʃənlɪs] ADJsin expresión, inexpresivo

expressionless

[ɪkˈsprɛʃənləs] adj [face] → inexpressif/ive
His wife sat expressionless beside him → Sa femme s'assit à côté de lui, le visage inexpressif.

expressionless

adj personunbewegt; face, eyes, look, voiceausdruckslos

expressionless

[ɪkˈsprɛʃənlɪs] adj (pej) (face) → impassibile; (of artistic performance) → senza sentimento
an expressionless voice → una voce che non tradisce (or tradiva) emozioni

express

(ikˈspres) verb
1. to put into words. He expressed his ideas very clearly.
2. (with oneself etc) to put one's own thoughts into words. You haven't expressed yourself clearly.
3. to show (thoughts, feelings etc) by looks, actions etc. She nodded to express her agreement.
4. to send by fast (postal) delivery. Will you express this letter, please?
adjective
1. travelling, carrying goods etc, especially fast. an express train; express delivery.
2. clearly stated. You have disobeyed my express wishes.
adverb
by express train or fast delivery service. Send your letter express.
noun
1. an express train. the London to Cardiff express.
2. the service provided eg by the post office for carrying goods etc quickly. The parcel was sent by express.
exˈpressly adverb
in clear, definite words. I expressly forbade you to do that.
exˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. a look on one's face that shows one's feelings. He always has a bored expression on his face.
2. a word or phrase. `Dough' is a slang expression for `money`.
3. (a) showing of thoughts or feelings by words, actions etc. This poem is an expression of his grief.
4. the showing of feeling when eg reciting, reading aloud or playing a musical instrument. Put more expression into your playing!
exˈpressionless adjective
(of a face or voice) showing no feeling. a cold, expressionless tone.
exˈpressive (-siv) adjective
showing meaning or feeling clearly. She has an expressive look on her face.
exˈpressiveness noun
exˈpressively adverb
exˈpressway noun
a divided highway; a motorway.
References in classic literature ?
And Miss Kate read one of the most beautiful passages in a perfectly correct but perfectly expressionless manner.
After wearying one's self with the acres of stuffy, sappy, expressionless babies that populate the canvases of the Old Masters of Italy, it is refreshing to stand before this peerless child and feel that thrill which tells you you are at last in the presence of the real thing.
As I came back to myself I glanced at Sola, who had witnessed this encounter and I was surprised to note a strange expression upon her usually expressionless countenance.
In repose it was a very expressionless mouth, only it was too red to be altogether ordinary.
Dangerfield spoke of as a "nuby," a knitted pink scarf concealing her hair, encircling her neck and having among its convolutions a hole for her perfectly expressionless face.
He wears his usual expressionless mask--if it be a mask --and carries family secrets in every limb of his body and every crease of his dress.
Bagration cast his large, expressionless, sleepy eyes round his suite, and the boyish face Rostov, breathless with excitement and hope, was the first to catch his eye.
I looked at the maid, but her face was expressionless.
The man with the star regarded her with his calm, expressionless eyes.
The Mahars listened to the report of the Sagoth chief-tain, and so difficult is it to judge their emotions from their almost expressionless countenance, that I was at a loss to know how terrible might be their wrath as they learned that their great secret, upon which rested the fate of their race, might now be irretrievably lost.
His face was entirely expressionless in so far as either fear or anger were concerned.
The creature at her side turned its expressionless eyes upon her.