faceless

adjective
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

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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 faceless delivery driver drops off the order without a word from the person on the other side of the doorframe. Simone Stolzoff, SFChronicle.com, "Who needs neighbors when there’s an app for everything?," 21 June 2019 Anything that involves taking something from someone else, and that includes even faceless someone elses, even wealthy someone elses, that is not willingly given? Carolyn Hax, The Mercury News, "Carolyn Hax: Out-of-control guest runs up whopping dinner bill," 14 June 2019 There’s a mysterious background chorus of faceless regular folks in bluejeans who emerge from the dark corners of the diner set to carry in props (usually pies) or change the scenery. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Review: ‘Waitress’ carries down-home charm into The Bushnell," 19 June 2019 The only apparent difference is that Orta’s faceless human figure, lying prone in the tub or standing with his back turned in the shower, has darker skin. Esther Allen, The New York Review of Books, "The Art of the Possible at Havana’s Bienal," 15 June 2019 Opponents say that if enacted, the bill would interfere with the doctor-patient relationship and subject medical judgments to being overridden by faceless bureaucrats. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, "Walters: Newsom comment links California vaccination, abortion debate," 5 June 2019 Machado’s face is also rubbed off the penultimate bas relief, where he’s shown with Calvin Coolidge, the first US president to visit Cuba, who’s faceless, too. Esther Allen, The New York Review of Books, "The Art of the Possible at Havana’s Bienal," 15 June 2019 Anything that involves taking something from someone else, and that includes even faceless someone elses, even wealthy someone elses, that is not willingly given? Carolyn Hax, The Mercury News, "Carolyn Hax: Out-of-control guest runs up whopping dinner bill," 14 June 2019 Anything that involves taking something from someone else, and that includes even faceless someone elses, even wealthy someone elses, that is not willingly given? Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: Who let this moocher look at the menu?," 13 June 2019

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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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faceless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of faceless

usually disapproving
: not having any unusual and interesting qualities
: not identified

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