expressionless

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

Definition of expressionless

: lacking expression an expressionless face

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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 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, "How Isaac Okoro went from debated draft prospect to ready-made rookie and potential starter," 22 Dec. 2020 He is known more for expressionless recitations of government policy than flashes of charisma. Ben Dooley, New York Times, "Japan’s Next Prime Minister Emerges From Behind the Curtain," 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, chicagotribune.com, "Japanese ‘cult’ artist Tetsuya Ishida depicts Japan’s relentlessly conformism and technology’s control at Wrightwood 659," 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, "Column: On improbable night, USC lives up to its motto and silences critics," 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, "Aung San Suu Kyi, former democracy icon, defends Myanmar against genocide allegations," 11 Dec. 2019 Quinones seemed calm and expressionless during the chase. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Across the Nation," 8 Sep. 2019 Quinones seemed calm and expressionless during the chase, sometimes glancing in the rearview mirror. CBS News, "Minnesota man Brian J. Quinones killed in police shooting after live-streaming chase," 8 Sep. 2019 Quinones seemed calm and expressionless during the chase, sometimes glancing in the rearview mirror. chicagotribune.com, "Man livestreamed himself being chased by Minnesota police before they fatally shot him," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of expressionless

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Expressionless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expressionless. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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