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face·less

 (fās′lĭs)
adj.
1. Having no face.
2. Without character or identity; anonymous: faceless soldiers guarding the compound; a faceless industrial conglomerate.

face′less·ness n.

faceless

(ˈfeɪslɪs)
adj
1. without a face
2. without identity; anonymous
ˈfacelessness n

face•less

(ˈfeɪs lɪs)

adj.
1. lacking a face.
2. lacking personal distinction or identity: a faceless mob.
3. unidentified or unidentifiable; concealing one's identity.
[1560–70]
face`less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.faceless - without a face or identityfaceless - without a face or identity; "a faceless apparition"; "the faceless accusers of the police state"
faced - having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination; "a neatly faced terrace"

faceless

adjective impersonal, remote, unknown, unidentified, anonymous Ordinary people are at the mercy of faceless bureaucrats.
Translations
beveidis

faceless

[ˈfeɪslɪs] ADJsin rostro; (= anonymous) → anónimo

faceless

[ˈfeɪsləs] adj [people, organisation] → anonyme

faceless

[ˈfeɪslɪs] adjanonimo/a
References in periodicals archive ?
She's now learning to grow vegetables and feels she's in a more sociable community - in contrast to the facelessness of living in a city.
As Wolfe suggests, Levinas's rendering of the animal as an unreasoning being lacking logos is metaphorically absorbed in the image of its facelessness, which is not unlike Heidegger's own reflection on the animal as a handless entity (2003, 65).
To play with nobody, with nobody's unrecognizable facelessness especially, is to begin to renegotiate the identity of the gentleman and to begin to reconsider the particular forms of inequality that authorized this figure.
As if to reinforce the facelessness of war, the author provides few physical details, letting the reader form the same loose attachments to the men in the trenches that Kafak does.
While Fattori's critique of the French soldati lies in his pointillist representations of their idle bodies, their facelessness also reminds us of their impersonality and their omnipresence throughout mid-century Tuscany.
When some among the writers studied here become viaggiatori-narratori, they resist the moral relativity sometimes associated with the post-modern, and defend the centrality of the local and the personal confronted with the facelessness of globalization (Katia Pizzi on Giuseppe O Longo), or with the inter-ethnic destructiveness and bloodshed across the border in the Balkans (Cristina Perissinotto on Paolo Rumiz), and oppose to these the productivity and the endless potential of the dialectic relationship between the local and the global, or on a diachronic scale, among different elements of the region's cultural heritage (Walter Chiereghin on Boris Pahor).
The existential hero, on the other hand, renounces the facelessness of power by turning politics back into an argument, asserting the pre-eminence of a particular style of life, and, in so doing, reaffirming the competition of forces that lies at the origin of every structure, law or value.
There are concerns regarding the facelessness that occurs despite the fact that students names appear next to their contributions, making processes appear depersonalized and causing anxiety for some students (Reid, 2003).
The facelessness of the 'other' also signifies that the human must enter into relationship with the 'other' aeconomically.
Each of its four movements are well written, though there's a certain facelessness to the whole piece, which lacks the genial, lyric charm of the serenades of Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, among others.
As her mourning leads her to describe orchestra members as taking a "square" and placing it "upon the oblong," Rhoda makes the music visual, just as she made the individual abstract by insisting on facelessness.
The authors of the manual--a guide on the art of using fear, threats and pain to cause debility or psychological regression--were fully aware of the illegality of their methods, writing that "KUBARK's lack of executive authority abroad and its operational need for facelessness make it particularly vulnerable to attack in the courts or the press.