straight-faced

  • 1 straight´-faced´ly — straight faced «STRAYT FAYST», adjective. showing no emotion, humor, or thought; with a straight face: »a straight faced comedian, a straight faced joke. He is not a debunker; he achieves his effects not by wisecracks but by straight faced deadly …

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  • 2 straight-faced — [ ,streıt feıst ] adjective not showing that you want to laugh …

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  • 3 straight-faced — adjective see straight face * * * straightˈ facedˈ adjective Without smiling • • • Main Entry: ↑straight * * * straight faced UK [ˌstreɪt ˈfeɪst] US adjective not showing that you want to laugh Thesaurus: words used to describe facial expressio …

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  • 4 Straight Faced — Infobox musical artist Name = Straight Faced Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = Huntington Beach, California Instrument = Voice type = Genre = Punk rock Alternative metal… …

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  • 5 straight-faced — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n, ADJ after v, also v link ADJ A straight faced person appears not to be amused in a funny situation. Whatever gives you that idea? she replied straight faced... At that time it got around that he was a straight faced,… …

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  • 6 straight-faced — mod. with a serious, unsmiling face. □ Mary couldn’t stay straight faced very long. It was just too funny. □ He was a very straight faced prof, but he has a tremendous sense of humor …

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  • 7 straight-faced — keep a straight face to look serious and not laugh, although you are in a funny situation or are saying something funny or stupid. She remained rigidly straight faced while everyone else was falling about with laughter …

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  • 8 straight-faced — adjective a) Having a face not revealing excessive emotion. That was a straight faced lie, and you knew it. b) Boldly, openly …

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  • 9 straight faced — Synonyms and related words: decorous, demure, earnest, formal, frowning, grave, grim, grim faced, grim visaged, long faced, sedate, serious, sober, sober minded, sobersided, solemn, somber, staid, stone faced, thoughtful, unsmiling, weighty …

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  • 10 straight-faced — adjective see straight face …

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  • 11 straight-faced — See straight face. * * * …

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  • 12 straight-faced — adjective having a blank or serious facial expression. Derivatives straight face noun …

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  • 13 straight-faced — UK [ˌstreɪt ˈfeɪst] / US adjective not showing that you want to laugh …

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  • 14 straight´faced´ness — straight faced «STRAYT FAYST», adjective. showing no emotion, humor, or thought; with a straight face: »a straight faced comedian, a straight faced joke. He is not a debunker; he achieves his effects not by wisecracks but by straight faced deadly …

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  • 15 straight face — straight′ face′ n. an impassive facial expression that conceals one s true feelings, esp. a desire to laugh • Etymology: 1890–95 straight′ faced′, adj. straight′ fac′ed•ly, adv …

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  • 16 straight face — straight faced, adj. straight facedly /strayt fay sid lee, fayst lee/, adv. a serious or impassive facial expression that conceals one s true feelings about something, esp. a desire to laugh. [1890 95] * * * …

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  • 17 straight face — n. a facial expression showing no amusement or other emotion straight faced adj …

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  • 18 straight face — noun a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑facial expression, ↑facial gesture * * * noun : a face giving no evidence of emotion and especially of merriment • straight faced ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷… …

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  • 19 straight — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 a extending uniformly in the same direction; without a curve or bend etc. b Geom. (of a line) lying on the shortest path between any two of its points. 2 successive, uninterrupted (three straight wins). 3 in proper order… …

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  • 20 straight face — noun Date: 1853 a face giving no evidence of emotion and especially of merriment < lied with a straight face > • straight faced adjective • straight facedly adverb …

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