Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a faun or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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faun +‎ -like

Examples

  • In 1957, after Fischer won the United States Open Championship, The New Yorker ran a "Talk of the Town" piece in which it described him has having "a mischievous, rather faunlike face," and noted that "though school tests have shown [Fischer] to have generally superior intelligence, he does no better than average in his studies, displaying little interest in most of the subjects taught and being restless in class."

    Jay Neugeboren: Searching for Bobby Fischer... and Bobby Neugeboren

  • The New Yorker could have been describing Robert, who, until he ballooned up in recent years from side-effects of antipsychotic medications, had had a playfully mischievous and faunlike face.

    Jay Neugeboren: Searching for Bobby Fischer... and Bobby Neugeboren

  • The faunlike face creased into lines of surprise, the fawnish eyes widened in astonishment.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • The rather faunlike face creased into a mischievious grin.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Delighted with all his surroundings, he let his faunlike spirits have full play, and his keen, brown face and green-gold eyes flashed apparently simultaneously from every corner of the room.

    The Nest Builder

  • "What fun!" cried Stefan, with a faunlike skip of pleasure, as they turned onto the emptier windward deck.

    The Nest Builder

  • One of them called him, and Martie had a sensation of real affection as he came down, his eager, faunlike face one radiant smile.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • "Always motherly!" he said, a smile on the strange mouth, but no corresponding smile in the faunlike eyes.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • She was conscious that, though his head was passionately thrown back, his faunlike eyes stared into hers, and that his thin lips arched.

    The Job An American Novel

  • A streamer of vine had caught about his shoulders; there were leaves on his bare head, and this, together with the youthful sprightliness of his light figure and the naive activity of his approach, gave me a very faunlike first impression of him.

    The Guest of Quesnay

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