from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no face.
- adj. Without character or identity; anonymous: faceless soldiers guarding the compound; a faceless industrial conglomerate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having no face
- adj. Having, or revealing no individual identity or character; anonymous.
- adj. Having or revealing no individuality, personality or distinctive characteristics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without a face or identity
The next time someone uses the expression "faceless government bureaucrat" in my presence, they'll have to explain to me why Katie - who knew my parents for all of three months - became such an integral and affectionate member of our family that she was at Dad's funeral to console me and Mom.
Unmarried, the pracharaks live sparely, inspiring hundreds of workers while trying to remain faceless, in an effort to eliminate their own egos.
I am amazed at the amount of hatred people spew when they can remain faceless behind their computer or mobile device.
But do we really partake of life if we remain faceless beings behind a screen?
Perhaps the availability of this remedy is the reason those responsible for the website have taken steps to remain faceless.
Another unknown but dedicated government employee is Pius Bannis, a man even the most jaundiced would find hard to describe as a faceless bureaucrat.
The Iraqi dead have been relegated out of the category of human beings and are classified as faceless, inherently evil "insurgents."
And oftentimes, you'll hear that referred to as a faceless enemy.
He understood that modeling the incoherent and vertiginous matter of which dreams are composed was the most difficult task that a man could undertake, even though he should penetrate all the enigmas of a superior and inferior order; much more difficult than weaving a rope out of sand or coining the faceless wind.
At the same conference, Mr Howes, one of the so-called "faceless" factional leaders behind the disposal of former prime minister Kevin Rudd, was subject to a gushing tribute from Mr Rudd's successor Julia Gillard.
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