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
Recent Examples on the Web Being watched by a faceless stranger or artificial intelligence provokes anxiety or worse, according to some students and teachers. Katie Deighton, WSJ, "Online Proctoring Programs Try to Ease the Tensions of Remote Testing," 13 Apr. 2021 Think of an endless smorgasbord of Zoom calls, but with faceless strangers instead of pixelated colleagues. The Economist, "Clubhouse gives Arabs a space to speak freely," 31 Mar. 2021 Backlit by the afternoon sun poring through the windows of her finely furnished office, Helen Copley was a stark, faceless silhouette. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al, "How I met Dr. Seuss," 14 Mar. 2021 Euphoria’s first season ends on a surreal, devastating cliffhanger: a heartbroken Rue Bennett (Zendaya) relapses after months of sobriety, and immediately afterwards, a dreamlike scene shows her falling into a crowd of faceless dancers. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Euphoria’s Season 2 Cast Will Change Things Up A Bit," 3 Dec. 2020 The faceless man who tortured both Bon and Vo Danh at the re-education camp is now working at the Vietnamese Embassy. New York Times, "His Debut Novel Won the Pulitzer. Now It Has an Action-Packed Sequel.," 26 Feb. 2021 But humans will always be better at connecting with other people than faceless brands. Kian Bakhtiari, Forbes, "Cultural Trends That Will Shape Consumer Behavior In 2021 And Beyond," 27 Feb. 2021 In Small Chaos, a group of faceless adults gathers around a child who is being carried upward from circumstances hidden from the viewer, presumably the concrete rubble from the real-life tragedy of the three-story building collapse. Enuma Okoro, Harper's BAZAAR, "Processing an Impossible Year Through Art," 28 Dec. 2020 His wife felt the presence of a faceless creature pressing down on her side of bed. New York Times, "Can Robert Bigelow (and the Rest of Us) Survive Death?," 21 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of faceless was in 1568

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19 Apr 2021

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“Faceless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faceless. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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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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