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face

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of face

  1. 1 the front part of the head <the criminal hid his face from the news cameras as he slumped into the patrol car> Synonyms countenance, kisser [slang], mug, pan [slang], puss [slang], visage Related Words appearance, aspect, features, lineaments, looks, mien, presence; expression, physiognomy

  2. 2 a forward part or surface <the face of the store building has been altered many times over the years to meet changing tastes and needs> Synonyms exterior, facade (also façade), front, forehead, forepartRelated Words outside, skin, surface, veneerNear Antonyms innards, inside, interiorAntonyms back, rear, rearward, reverse

  3. 3 a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval <it's rude to make a face when your dinner hostess offers you broccoli> Synonyms grimace, frown, lower (also lour), moue, mouth, mow, mug, pout, scowl, snootRelated Words flinch, squinch, wince; growl, snarl; rictus, simper, smirk; scoff, sneer; glare, glower, look, stareNear Antonyms grin, laugh, smile

  4. 4 an outer part or layer <a much-needed sandblasting revealed that the face of the old stone church is actually a pinkish granite> Synonyms exterior, outside, shell, skin, surface, veneerRelated Words facade (also façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, showAntonyms inside, interior

  5. 5 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling <a rainy day is no excuse for just moping around with a long face, so let's do something> Synonyms cast, countenance, expression, look, visageRelated Words frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl; grin, smile; air, appearance, aspect, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence

  6. 6 outward and often deceptive indication <on the face of it, the country went to war for noble reasons> Synonyms appearance, guise, name, outward, seeming, semblance, showRelated Words air, effect, impression; hint, implication, insinuation, resemblance, suggestion; affectation, demonstration, display, fiction, image, imitation, imposture, likeness, make-believe (also make-belief), pose, pretense (or pretence), representation, simulation; cloak, disguise, exterior, facade (also façade), front, gloss, mask, masquerade, patina, Potemkin village, shape, shell, surface, veneer

  7. 7 a member of the human race <I see they've hired some new faces> Synonyms baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, human, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightRelated Words hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

  8. 8 shameless boldness <you have to wonder how anyone has the face to ask such a personal question> Synonyms audaciousness, audacity, brashness, brass, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), crust, effrontery, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerityRelated Words arrogance, assurance, cockiness, confidence, hardihood, overconfidence, sanguinity, self-assurance, self-confidence; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; back talk, sass; swagger, swashNear Antonyms bashfulness, diffidence, faintheartedness, hesitancy, modesty, shyness, timidity, timidness, timorousness; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, manners

  9. 9 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt <he managed to maintain face despite the endless series of crises> Synonyms assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, confidence, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, suretyRelated Words authoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolveNear Antonyms hesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicionAntonyms doubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty




face

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of face

  1. 1 to stand or sit with the face or front toward <the house faces the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean> Synonyms front, look (toward), point (toward) Related Words abut, adjoin, border, bound, fringe, margin, meet, neighbor, rim, skirt, touch; command, dominate, overlook; look down (on)

  2. 2 to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage <movie superheroes who are ever ready to face danger without blinking an eye> Synonyms beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, outbrave, outface Related Words face up (to), front; affront; challenge; encounter, meet; accost, approach, corner; repel, resist, stand, withstand; battle, combat, contend (with), fight, oppose, square (off) Phrases stand up to Near Antonyms avoid, eschew, shun; elude, escape, evade, shake Antonyms dodge, duck, funk, shirk, sidestep

  3. 3 to cover with something that protects <we decided to face our old frame house with aluminum siding> Synonyms clad, sheatheRelated Words apparel, array, clothe, dress, garb, robe; side, skin; embosom, embower, embrace, encase, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, invest, lap, mantle, shroud, surround, swathe, veil, wrap; blanket, overlay, overspreadNear Antonyms bare, denude, expose, strip; unswathe

  4. 4 to enter into contest or conflict with <the Boston Red Sox were eager to face their traditional rivals, the Yankees, in the play-offs> Synonyms battle, encounter, engage, meet, take onRelated Words emulate, rival; contend, fight, opposeNear Antonyms elude, escape, evade; retreat




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