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faceless Line breaks: face|less
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪsləs/

Definition of faceless in English:


1(Of a person) remote and impersonal; anonymous: the faceless bureaucrats who made the rules
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  • For a change this documentary did not have faceless people talking shyly with their faces blurred digitally.
  • At the heart of each party are a handful of faceless people.
  • To see a faceless figure or person in your dream, indicates that you are still searching for your own identity and finding out who you are.
1.1(Of a building or place) characterless and dull: the faceless sprawl of south London
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  • I agree and this seems particularly true of a city like Detroit where derelict buildings stand beside a host of faceless skyscrapers.
  • Its individuality and its links with York, which is not a faceless city but has its own special character and heritage, are swept away.
  • How does a hotelier differentiate itself in this time of nameless, faceless hotel rooms?



Example sentences
  • It was the facelessness and unresponsiveness and steadfastness of this last group that provided an unexpected ‘What, me worry?’
  • The album's folk-inflected midsection is definitely its best swath, and the other sections that surround it are plagued by a kind of facelessness that keep them from sticking.
  • Interestingly, the visual expression of their chilly sound is one of monochromatic, computer-generated facelessness.

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