expressionless expressionless  /ɪks ˌprɛ ʃən lɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) deliberately impassive in manner

Usage(s):

  1. It's so that people who look at her can project their own feelings onto her face, because she has an expressionless face.
  2. Despite his rather expressionless face, he seemed sincerely moved by the audience's warm reception and, during an erratic exit, once again conveyed his affection to his fans.
  3. The details emerged in a monotone, her face expressionless.

News

  1. Dave George: Crucial Game 6 in NBA Finals? Miami Heat’s Pat Riley has been there before

    Sometimes you wonder what team president Pat Riley is thinking about as he sits in the arena’s lower bowl, largely expressionless, during a Miami Heat playoff game.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  2. Soccer: Altidore emerging as star for U.S.

    The world's mysteries include the cultural differences that allow reporters from some cultures to cheer openly in press boxes while reporters from other cultures remain motionless and expressionless, aware that cheering might bring ostracism, banishment o
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Quotes

  1. "The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court - according to the requirements of protocol - has to sit there expressionless, I think is very...
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: USA Today

  2. "Mr. Madoff was expressionless throughout," Joe Nocera reported in the New York Times. "When he read a statement recounting his crimes and expressing 'remorse,' he sounded like a man reading a speech he hadn't bothered to rehearse."
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Joseph Nocera Source: TheChronicleHerald.ca

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