Synonyms of face in English:

face

noun

  • 1 she has a beautiful face
    countenance, physiognomy, profile, features
    informal mug, kisser, clock
    British informal mush, dial, phizog, phiz
    British rhyming slang boat race
    Scottish & Irish informal coupon
    North American informal puss, pan
    literary visage, lineaments
    archaic front
  • 2 her face grew sad again
    expression, facial expression, look, appearance, air, manner, bearing, countenance, guise, cast, aspect, impression
    formal mien
  • 3 he made a face at the sourness of the drink
    grimace, scowl, wry face, wince, frown, glower, smirk, pout, moue
  • 4 a cube has six faces
    side, aspect, flank, vertical, surface, plane, facet, wall, elevation; front, frontage, facade; slope
  • 5 the face of a watch
    dial, display
  • 6 a number of dramatic events changed the face of the industry
    (outward) appearance, aspect, air, nature, image
  • 7 he put on a brave face for his audience
    front, show, display, act, appearance, false front, facade, exterior, guise, mask, masquerade, pretence, charade, pose, illusion, smokescreen, veneer, camouflage
  • 8 criticism, if it is to be constructive, should never cause the recipient to lose face
    respect, honour, esteem, regard, admiration, approbation, acclaim, approval, favour, appreciation, popularity, estimation, veneration, awe, reverence, deference, recognition, prestige, standing, status, dignity, glory, kudos, cachet, image; self-respect, self-esteem, self-image
  • 9 informal they had the face to upbraid others
    effrontery, audacity, nerve, gall, brazenness, brashness, shamelessness; defiance, boldness, temerity, impudence, impertinence, insolence, presumption, presumptuousness, forwardness, cheek, cheekiness; impoliteness, unmannerliness, bad manners, rudeness
    informal brass, brass neck, neck, cockiness
    British informal sauce
    Scottish informal snash
    North American informal sass, sassiness, chutzpah
    informal , dated hide
    British informal , dated crust
  • Phrases

    face to face

    the two men stood face to facefacing (each other)confronting (each other)opposite (each other)across from each otheropposing (each other) informaleyeball to eyeball (with)

    fly in the face of

    this flies in the face of the facts
    [Antonyms] obey
    go againstfloutdefydisobeyrefuse to obeyrebel againstthumb one's nose atdisregardignoreset one's face againstkick againstbreakviolatecontravenebreachinfringe informalcock a snook at archaicset at naught

    on the face of it

    on the face of it, the government's decision is the height of follyostensiblyto the casual eyeat face valueto all appearancesfrom appearancesto go/judge by appearancesto all intents and purposesat first glanceon the surfacesuperficiallyapparentlyseeminglyevidentlyoutwardlyit seems (that)it would seem (that)it appears (that)it would appear (that)as far as one knowsas far as one can see/tellby all accountsso it seemsso the story goesso I'm toldso it appears/seemsso it would appear/seemallegedlysupposedlyreputedly

    verb

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  • 1 the hotel faces the sea
    look out on, front on to, look towards, be facing, have/afford/command a view of, look over/across, open out over, look on to, overlook, give on to, give over, be opposite (to)
    [Antonyms] back on to
  • 2 you'll just have to face facts we should be strong enough to face up to the situation
    accept, come to accept, become reconciled to, reconcile oneself to, reach an acceptance (of), get used to, become accustomed to, adjust to, accommodate oneself to, acclimatize oneself to; learn to live with, cope with, deal with, come to terms with, get to grips with, become resigned to, make the best of; confront, meet head-on
    [Antonyms] dodge
  • 3 he is likely to face a humiliating rejection
    be confronted by, be faced with, encounter, experience, come into contact with, run into, come across, meet, come up against, be forced to contend with
  • 4 those are the problems that face our police force
    beset, worry, distress, cause trouble to, trouble, bother, confront, burden; harass, oppress, vex, irritate, exasperate, strain, stress, tax; torment, plague, blight, bedevil, rack, smite, curse, harrow
  • 5 though unprepared for such a challenge, he faced it boldly
    brave, face up to, encounter, meet, meet head-on, confront, dare, defy, oppose, resist, withstand
    [Antonyms] succumb to
  • 6 (usually be faced with) a low, curving wall faced with flint
    cover, clad, veneer, skin, overlay, surface, dress, pave, put a facing on, laminate, inlay, plate, coat, line
  • Phrases

    face down

    he faced down his harshest criticstand up tooutfacecowoveraweintimidatebrowbeatconfrontbeardoutstarestare out/downdefy

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