from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking expression: Their faces remained expressionless as they listened to the bad news.
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- adj. without expression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of expression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destitute of expression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deliberately impassive in manner
It is characterized by an expressionless face, slow initiation of motor activity, loss of secondary movements (such as arm swing, which gives the patient a stiff, frozen appearance), and micrographia (handwriting becomes small and choppy).
Make your mouth straight not a smile, not a frown, just straight, what might used to have been called expressionless.
It's just that ... you know how everyone still has an expression on their face even when they're so-called expressionless?
He read it, keeping his face expressionless, which is something you get used to when you work with John.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., despite his expressed concerns about a "political pep rally" with lawmakers "cheering and hollering" while the court just sits there "expressionless," nevertheless headed, sans pompoms, across First Street to attend.
Setting aside Justice Alito's rather unique take on the art of "expressionless," since when is it "very troubling" for the President to criticize the Court face-to-face during the State of the Union, but kosher for the Chief Justice to criticize the President in a speech on a campus in Alabama?
When officials watched the CCTV footage, they found out what the "expressionless" boy had done.
Edward was gone, but Alice was still there in the dark, her face blank — the kind of expressionless look you see on the face of someone who has just witnessed a horrible accident.
I also thought of the mute photographs of Rineke Dijkstra, photographers with a high profile in the contemporary art scene, who take pictures of "expressionless" subjects looking straight into the camera against a background that is as spare as the feelings they reveal.
Police said Dawn Yorke, 51, was "expressionless" as she explained to investigators Friday how she tried to suffocate and then choked Linda Steele with her bare hands Thursday evening.
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