Definition of faceless in English:

faceless

adjective

  • 1(of a person) remote and impersonal; anonymous.

    ‘the faceless bureaucrats who made the rules’
    • ‘The film places them in a situation where they are attacked with relentless vehemence by a faceless enemy they know very little of.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Anthony shrugged his shoulders in his very indifferent way, looking about as if he was looking at a sea of faceless people.’
    • ‘Congratulations belong to a multitude of faceless individuals.’
    • ‘That night, when sleep did come, I dreamed of the faceless man who loved me.’
    • ‘Who are the faceless idiots who dream up such meaningless titles for our well established institutions?’
    • ‘He could see no clear end to the seats, nor the faceless people inside them.’
    • ‘We need that sense of kinship if we are to see each other as members of a shared society - not representatives of a faceless enemy.’
    • ‘I went along for an interview in London, and a particularly grey, faceless person interviewed me.’
    • ‘We worry that the faceless enemy is still lurking nearby.’
    • ‘Behind her, a faceless figure was just visible, only really visible because of his prominent top-hat.’
    • ‘Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended.’
    • ‘The planning committee had its own concerns - a faceless official who blocked their decisions.’
    • ‘I fall asleep almost immediately, fading into a grayness where faceless people surround me.’
    • ‘At the heart of each party are a handful of faceless people.’
    • ‘For a change this documentary did not have faceless people talking shyly with their faces blurred digitally.’
    • ‘Despite the introduction of minor female characters, they remain faceless.’
    • ‘To Malcolm, they're just the faceless employees of a foreign newspaper.’
    • ‘I couldn't stop thinking about the mystery of why the faceless boy had risked so much so that I could get to the target.’
    1. 1.1 (of a building or place) characterless and dull.
      • ‘The cinema dates back to a time when suburbs had independent cinemas not located in faceless shopping malls.’
      • ‘There are no pictures of exhausted flight attendants in faceless hotel rooms in nameless cities.’
      • ‘A certain pub or restaurant or art gallery was not something faceless, or without secret personality.’
      • ‘So my image of that is then, people are living in what you might call fairly faceless suburbs with no community focus.’
      • ‘The small traders will oppose any scheme to transform the town centre into a conglomeration of faceless shops selling the same products.’
      • ‘Its individuality and its links with York, which is not a faceless city but has its own special character and heritage, are swept away.’
      • ‘But who would want to visit a place of flyovers, viaducts and faceless retail parks?’
      • ‘It seemed like Shobha's perfect man had been snatched from her by destiny and faceless international criminals.’
      • ‘Swindon must stop expanding or risk becoming a faceless town, she has warned.’
      • ‘I agree and this seems particularly true of a city like Detroit where derelict buildings stand beside a host of faceless skyscrapers.’
      • ‘They also say the the plans would turn Bolton into a faceless shopping centre.’
      • ‘Midland City Central was in the business district end of the city centre, full of faceless anonymous buildings and equally bland people.’
      • ‘How does a hotelier differentiate itself in this time of nameless, faceless hotel rooms?’
      • ‘You could stay in one of the big, faceless chain hotels, but wouldn't you rather treat yourself to a little luxury?’
      • ‘Except what you can't see in the picture are the faceless council estates all around, and you can't smell the pigs grunting on the city farm over the road.’
      • ‘It's not like you're a civil servant in the faceless halls of bureaucracy, unable to change your job description or influence your bosses.’
      • ‘Don't let this beautiful historical village turn into a faceless urban sprawl.’
      characterless, colourless, nondescript, unremarkable, faceless
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Pronunciation:

faceless

/ˈfāsləs/