face·​less | \ ˈfās-ləs \

Definition of faceless 

1a : lacking character or individuality : nondescript the faceless masses
b : not identified : anonymous a faceless accuser
2 : lacking a face

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Other Words from faceless

facelessness noun

Examples of faceless in a Sentence

a decision made by faceless bureaucrats it was precisely because he was a faceless individual that the serial killer was able to go on for so long without detection

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The rise of large-scale multifamily property management companies in the 1990s have long since made apartment landlords into faceless corporations. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Online property management tools are moving the landlord-tenant relationship to the internet," 7 Nov. 2018 Those consequences maybe come when, as Offred has been fearing all season long, a black van pulls up at the Waterford house and faceless Guardians take her away. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "'The Handmaid's Tale': Where we left off in Season 1," 24 Apr. 2018 Ciao, 1990 This faceless figure was the mascot when Italy hosted the World Cup. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "World Cup mascots through the years, from Zabivaka to World Cup Willie," 13 June 2018 Intermittent clips are shown symbolizing some of love's sweetest moments, and although the song's subject remains faceless, viewers are guaranteed to feel dizzy with infatuation too. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Kacey Musgraves Soars With Newfound Love in 'Butterflies' Video: Watch," 4 May 2018 The blank forms represent not so much individuals but nameless, faceless victims. David L. Stern, Washington Post, "War in eastern Ukraine now seems a distant storm to Kiev," 26 June 2018 The Question was a ruthless, faceless detective who dressed like a noir hero and brutalized criminals. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Steve Ditko’s Ordinary People," 10 July 2018 To create a better life for their son, the family had borrowed to cover his education, resulting in crushing student loan debt to faceless financial institutions unwilling to refinance to help the family make ends meet. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "The Crushing, Ever-Present Weight of Debt," 10 July 2018 The gritty wear and tear of lives lived on concrete may have been all that defined these faceless junkies to the casual passerby. Woman's Day, "Why I Abandoned Tough Love Instead of My Child," 1 July 2016

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First Known Use of faceless

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for faceless

face entry 1 + -less

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English Language Learners Definition of faceless

: not having any unusual and interesting qualities

: not identified

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