blank stare


: a look that shows one does not understand what someone has said or does not know the answer to a question
My question only drew/got a blank stare.

Examples of blank stare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the 52-year-old comic received nothing but a blank stare from Taylor Swift over his jab at her NFL screen time, his Barbie joke elicited a much worse reaction from his audience of A-listers. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 15 Jan. 2024 Koy ended up apologizing to Swift, who responded to the joke with a blank stare. Patrick Ryan, The Enquirer, 8 Jan. 2024 On the sideline during games, Solomon watches with an intense blank stare. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2023 As House staff distributed copies of the report to all 150 members, Slaton sat at his desk with a blank stare. Dallas News, 6 May 2023 With her blonde wig, blank stare, baby doll dress and general judgy demeanor, M3GAN is camp personified. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2023 Big ones and little ones, smudging your thoughts, snacking on syntax, gumming up your words until a blank stare feels like a perfectly reasonable response to just about anything. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2022 Comedy can be cruelly fleeting; one generation’s belly laugh is often the next one’s blank stare. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 While most people greet these arguments over terminology with a blank stare, corporations love Style Guide Liberalism. Harry Cheadle, The New Republic, 20 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Blank stare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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