Definition of long face in English:

long face

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noun

  • An unhappy or disappointed expression: if you go to the party, don’t spoil your Uncle’s evening with a long face
    More example sentences
    • Since we have a tendency to make long faces over issues that should otherwise make the countenance of our nation a smiling one, we take everything with a pinch of salt.
    • The performances are so stifled that at times one feels like throttling the characters to extract some kind of expression from them, apart from the usual long face.
    • The management had long faces when they found out.

Derivatives

long-faced

adjective
More example sentences
  • It was not a pleasant experience, driving along the road along with dozens of other long-faced motorists, all obviously suffering from post Bank Holiday blues.
  • Halfway down a flight of stairs he encounters a long-faced, very earnest fellow strumming a guitar and singing to a group of young women who might well be Romance-language majors.
  • Journalism may need some long-faced fellows to look backward and tell us how things have gone badly, but that species is in more than adequate supply.

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