Definition of white-faced in English:



  • Pale from fear, ill health, or tiredness.

    ‘she emerged white-faced and shaking’
    • ‘Occasionally you see a white-faced soldier in the canteen, his hair matted with sweat, taking half an hour to eat a carrot.’
    • ‘Many a movie star was reduced to tears or driven to white-faced rage when they tried to mix in.’
    • ‘He leaped straight up out of bed, trembling and white-faced.’
    • ‘She struggled to follow, but the white-faced girls crowded back, blocking her way and shutting her in.’
    • ‘When Mrs Williams came into my office in the morning she was white-faced and shaking with rage.’
    • ‘The white-faced servants were huddling together in the hall, with the frightened butler wringing his hands in the doorway.’
    • ‘A hush seems to fall over the busy Soho snug where we sit as he, white-faced, tries desperately not to burst into tears.’
    • ‘An instant later a white-faced, hard - breathing policeman had opened the door, the candle wavering in his trembling hand.’
    • ‘They would stand before him, white-faced, trembling and so frightened they seemed to lose the shape of humanity itself.’
    • ‘A white-faced Lieutenant pointed to the huge screen on the wall.’
    • ‘Jane looked up white-faced at her father and said, "I must go."’
    • ‘His young son comes trailing white-faced behind.’
    white, pallid, pasty, pasty-faced, wan, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, peaky, peakish, ashen, ashen-faced, ashy, chalky, chalk-white, grey, whitish, white-faced, whey-faced, waxen, waxy, blanched, drained, pinched, green, ghastly, sickly, sallow, as white as a sheet, as white as a ghost, deathly pale, cadaverous, corpse-like, looking as if one had seen a ghost
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