ex·​pres·​sion·​less | \ ik-ˈspre-shən-ləs How to pronounce expressionless (audio) \

Definition of expressionless

: lacking expression an expressionless face

Other Words from expressionless

expressionlessly adverb
expressionlessness noun

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Examples of expressionless in a Sentence

veteran poker players invariably have expressionless faces, regardless of the hand they're holding
Recent Examples on the Web The man’s small, expressionless eyes were fixed on Yura. Vladimir Sorokin, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2021 For a stretch late last year into the early months of this year, the most withering style assessments available online came in the form of Mark Boutilier’s very round, very calm, very expressionless face. New York Times, 8 July 2021 Though Duncan played the game with the expressionless countenance of a Sphinx, inside beat the heart of a cold-blooded, competitive killer. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 14 May 2021 Cleveland Cavaliers rookie swingman Isaac Okoro, drenched in water and with a glow on his typically expressionless face following a wild postgame celebration, had just punctuated a remarkable debut with a pair of game-winning plays. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2020 He is known more for expressionless recitations of government policy than flashes of charisma. Ben Dooley, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2020 Through all of them there is this central character, a mostly expressionless young man said to look like the artist but not meant to be, in Ishida’s view, a self-portrait. Steve Johnson,, 13 Nov. 2019 Soon enough, staring into Meyer’s expressionless face, those fans added their own opinions, calling for Helton to be replaced by Meyer. Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2019 Already, Myanmar officials and thousands of supporters praised her expressionless demeanor at the court Tuesday, as Gambia spent hours detailing stories of systematic rape, murder and brutality. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of expressionless

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Expressionless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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