face·​less | \ ˈfās-ləs How to pronounce faceless (audio) \

Definition of faceless

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web It’s often individuals who will lead the way to success rather than faceless companies. Vladimir Lupenko, Forbes, 5 May 2022 De la Torre wasn’t a faceless victim in another news story. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Apr. 2022 Something to do with the blank, faceless streets and temporary signage that winds up being permanent gives it the fleeting quality of a boomtown or a waystation. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 The clip also features the singer being watched and followed by several faceless figures in a burning barn before escaping the blazing flames on a white horse, a visual representation of the song's soul-baring lyrics about heartbreak. Jack Irvin, PEOPLE.com, 8 Apr. 2022 Others basked in the light of that summer day in 2019, resting on faceless mannequin heads. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2022 For those who have been finding their way back into shops, whether big-box stores or small boutiques, the energy of in-person exchanges will always beat the faceless, impersonal act of pressing the checkout button online. Allie Volpe, The Atlantic, 6 Apr. 2022 So contrary to the popular notion of California’s unhoused being a nameless, faceless, needy mass of people, Melinda was not anonymous. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 It’s her humiliation to wear, not the faceless schemers behind the scenes. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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13 May 2022

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“Faceless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faceless. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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