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face

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of face

  1. 1 the front part of the head the criminal hid his face from the news cameras as he slumped into the patrol car Synonyms of face countenance, kisser [slang], mug, pan [slang], puss [slang], visage Words Related to face appearance, aspect, features, lineaments, looks, mien, presence; expression, physiognomy

  2. 2 a forward part or surface the face of the store building has been altered many times over the years to meet changing tastes and needs Synonyms of face exterior, facade (also façade), front, forehead, forepartWords Related to face outside, skin, surface, veneerNear Antonyms of face innards, inside, interiorAntonyms of face back, rear, rearward, reverse

  3. 3 a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval it's rude to make a face when your dinner hostess offers you broccoli Synonyms of face grimace, frown, lower (also lour), moue, mouth, mow, mug, pout, scowl, snootWords Related to face flinch, squinch, wince; growl, snarl; rictus, simper, smirk; scoff, sneer; glare, glower, look, stareNear Antonyms of face grin, laugh, smile

  4. 4 an outer part or layer a much-needed sandblasting revealed that the face of the old stone church is actually a pinkish granite Synonyms of face exterior, outside, shell, skin, surface, veneerWords Related to face facade (also façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, showAntonyms of face inside, interior

  5. 5 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling a rainy day is no excuse for just moping around with a long face, so let's do something Synonyms of face cast, countenance, expression, look, visageWords Related to face frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl; grin, smile; air, appearance, aspect, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence

  6. 6 outward and often deceptive indication on the face of it, the country went to war for noble reasons Synonyms of face appearance, guise, name, outward, seeming, semblance, showWords Related to face air, effect, impression; hint, implication, insinuation, resemblance, suggestion; affectation, demonstration, display, fiction, image, imitation, imposture, likeness, make-believe (also make-belief), pose, pretense (or pretence), representation, simulation; cloak, disguise, exterior, facade (also façade), front, gloss, mask, masquerade, patina, Potemkin village, shape, shell, surface, veneer

  7. 7 a member of the human race I see they've hired some new faces Synonyms of face baby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, human, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wightWords Related to face hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebodyNear Antonyms of face animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter

  8. 8 shameless boldness you have to wonder how anyone has the face to ask such a personal question Synonyms of face audaciousness, audacity, brashness, brass, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), crust, effrontery, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerityWords Related to face arrogance, assurance, cockiness, confidence, hardihood, overconfidence, sanguinity, self-assurance, self-confidence; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; back talk, sass; swagger, swashNear Antonyms of face bashfulness, diffidence, faintheartedness, hesitancy, modesty, shyness, timidity, timidness, timorousness; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, manners

  9. 9 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt he managed to maintain face despite the endless series of crises Synonyms of face assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, confidence, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, suretyWords Related to face authoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolveNear Antonyms of face hesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicionAntonyms of face doubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty


face

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of face

  1. 1 to stand or sit with the face or front toward the house faces the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean Synonyms of face front, look (toward), point (toward) Words Related to face abut, adjoin, border, bound, fringe, margin, meet, neighbor, rim, skirt, touch; command, dominate, overlook; look down (on)

  2. 2 to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage movie superheroes who are ever ready to face danger without blinking an eye Synonyms of face beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, outbrave, outface Words Related to face face up (to), front; affront; challenge; encounter, meet; accost, approach, corner; repel, resist, stand, withstand; battle, combat, contend (with), fight, oppose, square (off) Phrases stand up to Near Antonyms of face avoid, eschew, shun; elude, escape, evade, shake Antonyms of face dodge, duck, funk, shirk, sidestep

  3. 3 to cover with something that protects we decided to face our old frame house with aluminum siding Synonyms of face clad, sheatheWords Related to face apparel, array, clothe, dress, garb, robe; side, skin; embosom, embower, embrace, encase, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, invest, lap, mantle, shroud, surround, swathe, veil, wrap; blanket, overlay, overspreadNear Antonyms of face bare, denude, expose, strip; unswathe

  4. 4 to enter into contest or conflict with the Boston Red Sox were eager to face their traditional rivals, the Yankees, in the play-offs Synonyms of face battle, encounter, engage, meet, take onWords Related to face emulate, rival; contend, fight, opposeNear Antonyms of face elude, escape, evade; retreat



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