blankly blankly  /b ˈlæŋk li/


  • (adv) without expression; in a blank manner


  1. But when pressed on the issue, Yi turns away and fills the room with an uncomfortable silence, and his father smiles blankly without responding.
  2. Yet a grocery shopper blankly staring at hundreds of varieties of toothpaste might reasonably conclude that there can be too much of a good thing.
  3. He looks at me blankly, cocking his head.


  • The Stroller: 'Fed up'

    Poor customer service — not even a "Thank you" or "Have a good day" — has Andrea Abraham of Spartanburg wondering what happened to common courtesy at businesses she visits throughout the county. "Time after time, after I've conducted business, I'm stared at blankly without even a ‘Have a good day,' much less, God forbid, an actual ‘Thank you' or a smile," she says. "Unfortunately, this trend is ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal


  1. "I don't believe she recognized me," Kissinger said. "She looked at me blankly, as I recall. I don't remember her saying anything, just looking."
    on May 6, 2009 By: Henry Kissinger Source: Newsday

  2. "In real life, people fumble their words," says Guest. "They repeat themselves and stare blankly off into space and don't listen properly to what other people are saying. I find that kind of speech fascinating but screenwriters never write...
    on Jan 9, 2004 By: Christopher Guest Source:

  3. Village Administrator Martin D'Ambrose said, "We're not restricting access. We could have blankly said look, you can't come and live in our village - that would be wrong, and we didn't do that. There are places you can live, carry on your life and...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: St Ambrose Source: MSNBC

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