at face value

Definition of at face value

  1. 1 :  for the price that is printed on something We bought the tickets at face value.

  2. 2 :  as true or genuine without being questioned or doubted After all his lying, nothing he says now should be taken/accepted at face value.

Word by Word Definitions

faceplay
  1. :  the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes

    :  the face as a means of identification :  countenance

    :  presence, sight

  1. :  to confront impudently

    :  to line near the edge especially with a different material

    :  to cover the front or surface of

valueplay
  1. :  a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged

    :  the monetary worth of something :  market price

    :  relative worth, utility, or importance

  1. :  to estimate or assign the monetary worth of :  appraise

    :  to rate or scale in usefulness, importance, or general worth :  evaluate

    :  to consider or rate highly :  prize, esteem


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