from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a smooth surface in general: as, a smooth-faced file.
  • Having a smooth face; beardless.
  • Having a mild, bland, or winning look; having a fawning, insinuating, or hypocritical expression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking hair on the face


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  • He was a smooth-faced, blue-eyed youngster of twenty-five, slender and natty in his captain's uniform.

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  • In appearance and atmosphere he was a strapping big college man, smooth-faced and easy-mannered, clean and simple and wholesome, with a known record of being a splendid athlete and an implied vast possession of cold culture of the inhibited sort.


  • A smooth-faced, moon-faced young man was smiling at her good-naturedly.

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  • Daemus turned to face the soldier addressing him, a smooth-faced lad in a conspicuously dry uniform and a corporal's insignia on his collar.

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  • I spoke to the steward, an old Chinese, smooth-faced and brisk of movement, whose name I never learned, but whose age on the articles was fifty-six.


  • I'll not deny I was rather smooth-faced and youngish, but I'd been a man amongst men many's the day, and it rankled me.


  • They were a little frightened at this smooth-faced young fellow, and the swing and smash of his words, and his dreadful trait of calling a spade a spade.

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  • The blonde, smooth-faced Tolpefer sat on a platform drinking water with one mouth and simultaneously smoking a cigarette with the other.

    Marc Hartzman: A Touch of Knowledge: The Man with Two Mouths

  • β€˜He was studying the board, when Joline led Teslyn and Edesina into the wagon like haughty on a pedestal, smooth-faced Aes Sedai to their toenails.’

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  • The younger singer was smooth-faced with narrow eyebrows and a sharp nose.



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