Definition of chinless in US English:



  • 1(of a person) lacking a well-defined chin.

    • ‘His chinless face was gaunt and unshaven, and his deep eye-sockets, together with his habit of looking sideways at people, gave him all the charm of a fresh corpse.’
    • ‘The old soldier conjured a particularly ugly visage: a balding gnome-like pate, puggish nose, rheumy eyes-some said from too much drink-a perpetual frown, chinless face, the furrowed brow.’
    • ‘The constant slathering praise directed at the likes of them is the critical equivalent of a one-eyed chinless inbred mutant winning a beauty contest.’
    • ‘Then the Sydney real estate agent met a smiley little chinless bloke at some bar during the 2000 Olympics.’
    • ‘I was record shopping one day in a Seattle suburb and found this amazing seven-inch by this huge chinless guy with a pencil-thin moustache, who called himself Enrique, the Mole of Soul.’
    • ‘She caught a glimpse of hairless gray skin hanging loose from a thick neck, tiny yellow eyes squinting malevolently over a chinless, gaping mouth.’
    • ‘They had distinctive cranial features that included prominent brow ridges, low, sloping foreheads, a chinless and heavy forward-jutting jaw, and extremely large front teeth.’
    1. 1.1informal Lacking strength of character; ineffectual.
      ‘a chinless antihero’
      • ‘These were the latter days of John's government, when cabinet ministers and their chinless aides felt power ebbing away from them.’
      • ‘This chinless mouth-breather wants to make a movie about a man who becomes friends with a liberated lab monkey.’
      • ‘Confounding my prejudices, they are not the chinless blue-bloods I expected.’
      • ‘Funny that, because much as I love the Union, it's hampered by its chinless clientele, and its live music doesn't always go down a treat.’
      • ‘Cricket is meant to be played on a perfect summer's day in front of a pavilion full of retired, chinless old inbreeds.’
      • ‘It seems only fair that if the foxes can be hunted by a load of chinless, inbred yahoos with roughly the same IQ as them, they should be allowed to fight back.’
      • ‘One is the classic chinless milquetoast, the other a small coffee-colored woman with eyes both suspicious and bored.’
      • ‘REVILED as a chinless, wingless, humourless, smug English twit, Alf was, in fact, the perfect ambassador for his country, Little England.’
      • ‘Or was it the annoying chinless gang who occupied the seats in front of the telly (men facing it, women underneath it, of course), bringing their toddler children to run about the pub?’