One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a blank sheet of paper’
empty, unfilled, unmarked, unwritten on, unused, clear, free, bare, clean, plain, spotless, white
2‘a blank face’
expressionless, empty, vacant, deadpan, wooden, stony, impassive, inanimate, poker-faced, vacuous, glazed, fixed, lifeless, uninterested, emotionless, unresponsive, inscrutable
3‘‘What?’ said Maxim, looking blank’
baffled, nonplussed, mystified, stumped, at a loss, stuck, puzzled, perplexed, bewildered, bemused, ignorant, lost, muddled, uncomprehending, befuddled, fuddled, addled, at sea, all at sea, at sixes and sevens, confused
informal clueless, flummoxed, bamboozled, discombobulated, fazed, beaten
4‘a blank refusal’
outright, absolute, categorical, unqualified, utter, complete, thorough, flat, straight, positive, certain, explicit, unequivocal, unambiguous, unmistakable, plain, clear, clear-cut
1‘leave blanks to type in the appropriate names’
space, gap, blank space, empty space
2‘that period is a blank to her now’
void, vacuum, emptiness, vacancy
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