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{adj: Janus-faced, two-faced} having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past
"Janus the two-faced god"



{adj: Janus-faced} having or concerned with polarities or contrasts
"a Janus-faced view of history"
"a Janus-faced policy"

{adj: abaxial, dorsal} facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
"the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"
<-> adaxial

{adj: ablaze, aflame, aroused} keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
"his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker
"he was aflame with desire"

{adj: ablaze, inflamed, reddened} lighted with red light as if with flames
"streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"
"the inflamed clouds at sunset"
"reddened faces around the campfire"

{adj: accustomed} (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to
"accustomed to doing her own work"
"I've grown accustomed to her face"
<-> unaccustomed

{adj: acroscopic} facing or on the side toward the apex
<-> basiscopic

{adj: adaxial, ventral} nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
"the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"
<-> abaxial

{adj: alive} (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
"she was wonderfully alive for her age"
"a face alive with mischief"

{adj: ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, duplicitous, Janus-faced, two-faced, double-faced, double-tongued} marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
"she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
"a double-dealing double agent"
"a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

{adj: angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet} having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
"an angelic smile"
"a cherubic face"
"looking so seraphic when he slept"
"a sweet disposition"

{adj: animated, alive} having life or vigor or spirit
"an animated and expressive face"
"animated conversation"
"became very animated when he heard the good news"
<-> unanimated

{adj: apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual} resembling or characteristic of a phantom
"a ghostly face at the window"
"a phantasmal presence in the room"
"spectral emanations"
"spiritual tappings at a seance"

{adj: ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, white} anemic looking from illness or emotion
"a face turned ashen"
"the invalid's blanched cheeks"
"tried to speak with bloodless lips"
"a face livid with shock"
"lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
"lips white with terror"
"a face white with rage"

{adj: at bay, cornered, trapped, treed} forced to turn and face attackers
"a stag at bay"
"she had me cornered between the porch and her car"
"like a trapped animal"

{adj: audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent} unrestrained by convention or propriety
"an audacious trick to pull"
"a barefaced hypocrite"
"the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
"bald-faced lies"
"brazen arrogance"
"the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

{adj: austere, stern} of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
"an austere expression"
"a stern face"

{adj: baby-faced} having a youthful-looking face

{adj: backhand, backhanded} (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
<-> forehand

{adj: backward} directed or facing toward the back or rear
"a backward view"
<-> forward

{adj: baffling, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough} making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
"a baffling problem"
"I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"
"a problematic situation at home"

{adj: bald-faced} (of animals) having white markings on the face

{adj: base, baseborn, humble, lowly} of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
"baseborn wretches with dirty faces"
"of humble (or lowly) birth"

{adj: basiscopic} facing or on the side toward the base
<-> acroscopic

{adj: beaded} covered with beads of liquid
"a face beaded with sweat"

{adj: beamish, smiling, twinkly} smiling with happiness or optimism
"Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll
"a room of smiling faces"
"a round red twinkly Santa Claus"

{adj: beardless, smooth-faced} lacking hair on the face
"a smooth-faced boy of 14 years"

{adj: begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy} thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
"a miner's begrimed face"
"dingy linen"
"grimy hands"
"grubby little fingers"
"a grungy kitchen"

{adj: bespectacled, monocled, spectacled} wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass
"a bespectacled grandmother"
"the monocled gentleman"

{adj: betraying} revealing unintentionally
"a betraying blush spread over her face"

{adj: biface, bifacial} having two faces or fronts
"the Roman Janus is bifacial"

{adj: black, blackened} (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
"a face black with fury"

{adj: blasting, ruinous} causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
"the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"
"the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"
"a ruinous war"

{adj: blue, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited} low in spirits
"lonely and blue in a strange city"
"depressed by the loss of his job"
"a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
"downcast after his defeat"
"feeling discouraged and downhearted"

{adj: blunt, crude, stark} devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
"the blunt truth"
"the crude facts"
"facing the stark reality of the deadline"

{adj: blushful, blushing, red-faced} having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
"the blushing boy was brought before the Principal"
"her blushful beau"
"was red-faced with anger"

{adj: bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, sightly} very pleasing to the eye
"my bonny lass"
"there's a bonny bay beyond"
"a comely face"
"young fair maidens"

{adj: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted} very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
"emaciated bony hands"
"a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
"eyes were haggard and cavernous"
"small pinched faces"
"kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

{adj: brave, courageous} possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
"a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
"set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
<-> cowardly

{adj: bright} characterized by happiness or gladness
"bright faces"
"all the world seems bright and gay"

{adj: buffoonish, clownish, clownlike, zany} like a clown
"a buffoonish walk"
"a clownish face"
"a zany sense of humor"

{adj: calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil} not agitated; without losing self-possession
"spoke in a calm voice"
"remained calm throughout the uproar"
"he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"
"a serene expression on her face"
"she became more tranquil"
"tranquil life in the country"

{adj: careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, worn} showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
"looking careworn as she bent over her mending"
"her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"
"that raddled but still noble face"
"shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

{adj: case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled} used of persons; emotionally hardened
"faced a case-hardened judge"

{adj: certain, sure} certain to occur; destined or inevitable
"he was certain to fail"
"his fate is certain"
"In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin
"he faced certain death"
"sudden but sure regret"
"he is sure to win"
<-> uncertain

{adj: clean} free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
"children with clean shining faces"
"clean white shirts"
"clean dishes"
"a spotlessly clean house"
"cats are clean animals"
<-> dirty

{adj: clouded} made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in appearance
"his face was clouded with unhappiness"

{adj: collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed} in full control of your faculties
"the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"
"perfectly poised and sure of himself"
"more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"
"strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"

{adj: condemned, convicted} pronounced or proved guilty
"the condemned man faced the firing squad with dignity"
"a convicted criminal"

{adj: covered} overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
"women with covered faces"
"covered wagons"
"a covered balcony"
<-> bare

{adj: crimson, red, reddened, red-faced, flushed} (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
"crimson with fury"
"turned red from exertion"
"with puffy reddened eyes"
"red-faced and violent"
"flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

{adj: crossed} placed crosswise
"spoken with a straight face but crossed fingers"
"crossed forks"
"seated with arms across"
<-> uncrossed

{adj: dark-skinned, dusky, swart, swarthy} naturally having skin of a dark color
"a dark-skinned beauty"
"gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"
"a smile on his swarthy face"
"`swart' is archaic"

{adj: dazed, stunned, stupefied, stupid} in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
"he had a dazed expression on his face"
"lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"
"was stupid from fatigue"

{adj: deadpan, expressionless, impassive, poker-faced, unexpressive} deliberately impassive in manner
"deadpan humor"
"his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"

{adj: deep-eyed, hollow-eyed, sunken-eyed} characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver

{adj: deep-set, sunken, recessed} having a sunken area
"hunger gave their faces a sunken look"

{adj: deft, dexterous, dextrous} skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
"a deft waiter"
"deft fingers massaged her face"
"dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"

{adj: denominational} relating to the face value of a banknote, coin, or stamp

{adj: devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistophelean} showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
"devilish schemes"
"the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen"
"the diabolical expression on his face"
"a mephistophelian glint in his eye"

{adj: dextral} of or on the right
"a dextral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the right when facing the observer"
"a dextral flatfish lies with the right eye uppermost"
<-> sinistral

{adj: diagonal} at an angle; especially connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face
"a diagonal line across the page"

{adj: dirty-faced} having a dirty face
"a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him"

{adj: discontented, discontent} showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
"saw many discontent faces in the room"
"was discontented with his position"
<-> contented

{adj: disfigured} having the appearance spoiled
"a disfigured face"
"strip mining left a disfigured landscape"

{adj: distressed, hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way} facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
"distressed companies need loans and technical advice"
"financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"
"we were hard put to meet the mortgage paymentng"
"it was apparent that the magazine was in trouble"
"found themselves in a bad way financially"

{adj: dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous} having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
"had a dizzy spell"
"a dizzy pinnacle"
"had a headache and felt giddy"
"a giddy precipice"
"feeling woozy from the blow on his head"
"a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff"

{adj: double-faced} (of fabrics) having faces on both sides
"damask is a double-faced fabric"

{adj: downward} on or toward a surface regarded as a base
"he lay face downward"
"the downward pull of gravity"

{adj: down} being or moving lower in position or less in some value
"lay face down"
"the moon is down"
"our team is down by a run"
"down by a pawn"
"the stock market is down today"
<-> up

{adj: dried} not still wet
"the ink has dried"
"a face marked with dried tears"

{adj: east} situated in or facing or moving toward the east
<-> west

{adj: easy} free from worry or anxiety
"knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"
"an easy good-natured manner"
"by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
<-> uneasy

{adj: engaging, piquant} attracting or delighting
"an engaging frankness"
"a piquant face with large appealing eyes"

{adj: enured, inured, hardened} made tough by habitual exposure
"hardened fishermen"
"a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd
"our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett

{adj: equilateral} having all sides or faces equal

{adj: exasperated, cheesed off, browned off} greatly annoyed; out of patience
"had an exasperated look on his face"
"felt exasperated beyond endurance"

{adj: expressive} characterized by expression
"a very expressive face"

{adj: exquisite} of extreme beauty
"her exquisite face"

{adj: face-saving} maintaining dignity or prestige
"a face-saving compromise"

{adj: face-to-face} in each other's presence
"a face-to-face encounter"

{adj: faced} having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
"a neatly faced terrace"
<-> faceless

{adj: faceless} without a face or identity
"a faceless apparition"
"the faceless accusers of the police state"
<-> faced

{adj: facial} of or concerning the face
"a facial massage"
"facial hair"
"facial expression"

{adj: fat, rounded} a chubby body
"the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks"

{adj: feisty, plucky, spunky} showing courage
"the champion is faced with a feisty challenger"

{adj: fixed, set, rigid} fixed and unmoving
"with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"
"his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien
"a face rigid with pain"

{adj: forbearing, longanimous} showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment
"seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression"
"was longanimous in the face of suffering"

{adj: forehand, forehanded} (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
<-> backhand

{adj: frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry} devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
"a frigid greeting"
"got a frosty reception"
"a frozen look on their faces"
"a glacial handshake"
"icy stare"
"wintry smile"

{adj: furrowed} having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface
"furrowed fields"
"his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"
<-> unfurrowed

{adj: game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky} willing to face danger

{adj: gloomy, grim, darkening} characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom
"gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
"gloomy predictions"
"a gloomy silence"
"took a grim view of the economy"
"the darkening mood"

{adj: glum, gloomy, long-faced} reflecting gloom
"gloomy faces"

{adj: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty} of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
"grave responsibilities"
"faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"
"a grievous fault"
"heavy matters of state"
"the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"

{adj: guardant, gardant, full-face} looking forward

{adj: guilt-ridden} feeling or revealing a sense of guilt
"so guilt-ridden he could not face his father"

{adj: gutsy, plucky} marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited
"you have to admire her; it was a gutsy thing to do"
"the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist
"a gutsy red wine"
<-> gutless

{adj: hardheaded, mulish} unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack

{adj: heated, heated up, het, het up} made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
"a heated swimming pool"
"wiped his heated-up face with a large bandana"
"he was all het up and sweaty"

{adj: hollow} not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
"a hollow wall"
"a hollow tree"
"hollow cheeks"
"his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
<-> solid

{adj: homely, plain} lacking in physical beauty or proportion
"a homely child"
"several of the buildings were downright homely"
"a plain girl with a freckled face"

{adj: hunted} reflecting the fear or terror of one who is hunted
"the hopeless hunted look on the prisoner's face"
"a glitter of apprehension in her hunted eyes"

{adj: ill-favored, ill-favoured} usually used of a face
"an ill-favored countenance"

{adj: impassive, stolid} having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
"her impassive remoteness"
"he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
"a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
"her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"

{adj: in-your-face} blatantly aggressive
"on-line hard-boiled in-your-face pornography"

{adj: inexpressive} not expressive
"an inexpressive face"

{adj: lantern-jawed} having a protruding jaw giving the face a gaunt appearance

{adj: left} being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
"my left hand"
"left center field"
"the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
<-> right

{adj: lined, seamed} (used especially of skin) marked by lines or seams
"their lined faces were immeasurably sad"
"a seamed face"

{adj: loath, loth, reluctant} unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
"a reluctant smile"
"loath to admit a mistake"
"unwilling to face facts"

{adj: long-faced} having a face longer than the usual

{adj: long-familiar, well-known} frequently experienced; known closely or intimately
"a long-familiar face"
"a well-known voice reached her ears"

{adj: mandibulofacial} of or relating to the lower jaw and face

{adj: marked} having or as if having an identifying mark or a mark as specified; often used in combination
"played with marked cards"
"a scar-marked face"
"well-marked roads"
<-> unmarked

{adj: maxillofacial} of or relating to the upper jaw and face (particularly with reference to specialized surgery of the maxilla)
"maxillofacial surgery"

{adj: mobile} capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another
"a highly mobile face"

{adj: mocking, teasing, quizzical} playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
"his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell

{adj: moon-faced, round-faced} having a round face

{adj: nice} pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
"what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith
"nice manners"
"a nice dress"
"a nice face"
"a nice day"
"had a nice time at the party"
"the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
<-> nasty

{adj: nominal} being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power
"nominal or face value"
<-> real

{adj: north} situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
"artists like north light"
"the north portico"
<-> south

{adj: offended, pained} hurt or upset
"she looked offended"
"face had a pained and puzzled expression"

{adj: opposite} being directly across from each other; facing
"And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow
"we lived on opposite sides of the street"
"at opposite poles"

{adj: opposite} moving or facing away from each other
"looking in opposite directions"
"they went in opposite directions"

{adj: painted} having makeup applied
"brazen painted faces"
<-> unpainted

{adj: pale, pallid, wan} abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
"the pallid face of the invalid"
"her wan face suddenly flushed"

{adj: pale-faced} having a pale face

{adj: pent-up, repressed} characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
"her severe upbringing had left her inhibited"
"a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease"
"their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"
"repressed rage turned his face scarlet"

{adj: perpendicular} extremely steep
"the great perpendicular face of the cliff"

{adj: perspiring, sweating, sweaty} being wet with perspiration
"the perspiring runners"
"his sweating face"
"sweaty clothes"

{adj: po-faced} humorless and disapproving

{adj: prone, prostrate} lying face downward

{adj: pug-faced} having the flat wrinkled face of a pug dog

{adj: redoubled} become much greater in intensity or size or amount
"we faced redoubled attacks from the enemy"
"despite our redoubled efforts"

{adj: resolute} firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
"stood resolute against the enemy"
"faced with a resolute opposition"
"a resolute and unshakeable faith"
<-> irresolute

{adj: right} (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
"the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"
"be sure your shirt is right side out"

{adj: right} being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
"my right hand"
"right center field"
"a right-hand turn"
"the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
<-> left

{adj: rough, unsmooth} having or caused by an irregular surface
"trees with rough bark"
"rough ground"
"rough skin"
"rough blankets"
"his unsmooth face"
<-> smooth

{adj: sad-faced} having a face with a sad expression
"the sad-faced clown"

{adj: saturnine} bitter or scornful
"the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde

{adj: scarred} deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury
"Could her scarred mind ever be free of fear?"
"a face scarred by anxiety"
"the fire left her arm badly scarred"

{adj: scrubbed} made clean by scrubbing
"fresh-scrubbed floors"
"boys with scrubbed necks and faces"

{adj: seamless, unlined, unseamed} used especially of skin
"his cheeks were unlined"
"his unseamed face"

{adj: shaded} (of pictures or drawings) drawn or painted with degrees or gradations of shadow
"the shaded areas of the face seemed to recede"
<-> unshaded

{adj: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened} lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
"the old woman's shriveled skin"
"he looked shriveled and ill"
"a shrunken old man"
"a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
"he did well despite his withered arm"
"a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

{adj: sinistral} of or on the left
"a sinistral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the left when facing the observer"
"a sinistral flatfish lies with the left eye uppermost"
<-> dextral

{adj: smudgy} smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination
"oil-smeared work clothes"
"hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust"- Henry Roth
"ink-smudged fingers"

{adj: south} situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
"the south entrance"
<-> north

{adj: spartan} resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
"spartan courage"

{adj: strange, unknown} not known before
"used many strange words"
"saw many strange faces in the crowd"
"don't let anyone unknown into the house"

{adj: streaked, streaky} marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations
"streaked hair"
"fat legs and dirty streaky faces"

{adj: streaming} exuding a bodily fluid in profuse amounts
"his streaming face"
"her streaming eyes"

{adj: supine, resupine} lying face upward

{adj: sweet-faced} having a pleasing face or one showing a sweet disposition
"a sweet-faced child"

{adj: sweet} pleasing to the senses
"the sweet song of the lark"
"the sweet face of a child"

{adj: taut} subjected to great tension; stretched tight
"the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"
"her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

{adj: thick, deep} (of darkness) very intense
"thick night"
"thick darkness"
"a face in deep shadow"
"deep night"

{adj: tough-minded, unsentimental} facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination

{adj: tragic, tragical} very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
"a tragic face"
"a tragic plight"
"a tragic accident"

{adj: ugly} displeasing to the senses
"an ugly face"
"ugly furniture"
<-> beautiful

{adj: unafraid, fearless} oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
<-> afraid

{adj: unconquerable} not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome
"a tribute to his courage...and his unconquerable will"- R.E.Danielson
"faced unconquerable difficulties"
<-> conquerable

{adj: undaunted} resolutely courageous
"undaunted in the face of death"

{adj: unpainted} not having makeup on
"her sweet unpainted face"
<-> painted

{adj: unpromising} unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment
"faced an unpromising task"
"music for unpromising combinations of instruments"

{adj: unsurprised, not surprised} not surprised or expressing surprise
"that unsuprised obstinate look on his face"
<-> surprised

{adj: untroubled} not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress
"seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind"
"untroubled sleep"
"a kind untroubled face"
<-> troubled

{adj: unwonted} out of the ordinary
"an unwonted softness in her face"

{adj: unwrapped} not yet wrapped or having the wrapping removed
"she faced a mountainous pile of presents still unwrapped"
"the floor around the tree was littered with gifts already unwrapped"
<-> wrapped

{adj: upward} directed up
"the cards were face upward"
"an upward stroke of the pen"

{adj: up} being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
"the anchor is up"
"the sun is up"
"he lay face up"
"he is up by a pawn"
"the market is up"
"the corn is up"
<-> down

{adj: visaged} having a face or visage as specified
"gloomy-visaged funeral directors"

{adj: waxen, waxlike, waxy} having the paleness of wax
"the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker
"the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him"
"a thin face with a waxy paleness"

{adj: weather-beaten} tanned and coarsened from being outdoors
"a weather-beaten face"

{adj: west} situated in or facing or moving toward the west
<-> east

{adj: wholesome} sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind
"exercise develops wholesome appetites"
"a grin on his ugly wholesome face"

{adj: wrong} used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward
"socks worn wrong side out"

{adj: zygomatic} of or relating to the cheek region of the face

{adv: about, around} in or to a reversed position or direction
"about face"
"suddenly she turned around"

{adv: abreast} alongside each other, facing on the same direction

{adv: anyhow, anyway, in any case, at any rate, in any event} used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
"Anyhow, he is dead now"
"I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"
"I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"
"anyway, there is another factor to consider"
"I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"
"in any event, the government faced a serious protest"
"but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"

{adv: apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it} from appearances alone
"irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"
"the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"
"had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
"on the face of it the problem seems minor"

{adv: away, aside} in a different direction
"turn aside"
"turn away one's face"
"glanced away"

{adv: beautifully, attractively} in a beautiful manner
"her face was beautifully made up"
<-> unattractively

{adv: broadside} with a side facing an object
"the train hit the truck broadside"
"the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"

{adv: eventually, yet, sooner or later, in time, one of these days} within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
"he will understand eventually"
"he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"
"sooner or later you will have to face the facts"
"in time they came to accept the harsh reality"

{adv: face to face} involving close contact; confronting each other
"the boy and the policeman suddenly came face-to-face at the corner"
"they spoke face to face"

{adv: face-to-face, opposite} directly facing each other
"the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"
"lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"
"they sat opposite at the table"

{adv: face-to-face} within each other's presence
"she met the president face-to-face"

{adv: facially} with respect to the face

{adv: fascinatingly} in a fascinating manner
"her face became fascinatingly distorted"

{adv: flush} squarely or solidly
"hit him flush in the face"

{adv: forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard} at or to or toward the front
"he faced forward"
"step forward"
"she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
<-> backward

{adv: hideously, horridly, monstrously} in a hideous manner
"her face was hideously disfigured after the accident"

{adv: impregnably} in an impregnable manner
"the sight of that bland, impregnably righteous face has been enough to make their blood run cold"

{adv: inside out} with the inside facing outward
"she turned the shirt inside out"

{adv: lugubriously} in a sorrowful lugubrious manner
"his long face lugubriously reflecting a hidden and unexpressed compassion"

{adv: obliquely, aslant, athwart} at an oblique angle
"the sun shone aslant into his face"

{adv: right, flop} exactly
"he fell flop on his face"

{adv: shudderingly} with a shudder
"shudderingly, she acknowledged to herself that she dared not face what lay before her"

{adv: sidelong, sideways, obliquely} to, toward or at one side
"darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"

{adv: squarely, forthrightly, forthright} directly and without evasion; not roundabout
"to face a problem squarely"
"the responsibility lies squarely with them"
"spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"

{adv: stagily, theatrically} in a stagy and theatrical manner
"`I cannot show my face at her house,' he declared theatrically"

{adv: supinely} with the face upward
"she was stretched supinely on her back"

{adv: virulently} in a virulent manner
"an old woman advanced a few paces to shake her fist virulently in my face"

{adv: vis-a-vis} face-to-face; face-to-face with
"they sat vis-a-vis at the table"
"I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"

{n: African grey, African gray, Psittacus erithacus} commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa

{n: Boston bull, Boston terrier} small pug-faced American terrier breed having a smooth brindle or black coat with white markings

{n: Cheshire cat} a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face; created by Lewis Carroll

{n: Destiny, Fate} the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman)
"we are helpless in the face of Destiny"

{n: Diocletian, Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian} Roman Emperor who when faced with military problems decided in 286 to divide the empire between himself in the east and Maximian in the west; he initiated the last persecution of the Christians in 303 (245-313)

{n: Hampshire, Hampshire down} British breed of hornless dark-faced mutton sheep

{n: Identikit, Identikit picture} a likeness of a person's face constructed from descriptions given to police; uses a set of transparencies of various facial features that can be combined to build up a picture of the person sought

{n: Janus} (Roman mythology) the Roman god of doorways and passages; is depicted with two faces on opposite sides of his head

{n: Keaton, Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis Keaton} United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)

{n: Mace, Chemical Mace} (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization

{n: Marceau, Marcel Marceau} French mime famous for his sad-faced clown (born in 1923)

{n: New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian} hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails

{n: Pierrot} a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face

{n: Rain-in-the-Face} a chief of the Sioux; he was with Sitting Bull and others at the battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when General Custer's troops were massacred (1835-1905)

{n: Siamese cat, Siamese} a slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip

{n: Siegfried line} German fortifications facing the Maginot Line

{n: Virginia reel, reel} an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

{n: Williams syndrome} a rare congenital disorder associated with deletion of genetic material in chromosome 7; characterized by mental deficiency and some growth deficiency and elfin faces but an overly social personality and a remarkable gift for vocabulary

{n: about-face, about turn} act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

{n: about-face, volte-face, reversal, policy change} a major change in attitude or principle or point of view
"an about-face on foreign policy"

{n: abseiler} a person who descends down a nearly vertical face by using a doubled rope that is wrapped around the body and attached to some high point

{n: ace} one of four playing cards in a deck having a single pip on its face

{n: acne rosacea, rosacea} a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance

{n: acromegaly, acromegalia} enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)

{n: after-shave, after-shave lotion} a fragrant lotion for a man's face after shaving

{n: anterior jugular vein} arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein

{n: awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness} having knowledge of
"he had no awareness of his mistakes"
"his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"
"their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
<-> incognizance

{n: backhand, backhand stroke, backhand shot} a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke

{n: baffled} people who are frustrated and perplexed
"the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"

{n: balaclava, balaclava helmet} a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face

{n: bald-faced hornet, white-faced hornet, Vespula maculata} North American hornet

{n: barb} a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

{n: barouche} a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top

{n: battlefront, front, front line} the line along which opposing armies face each other

{n: beard, face fungus, whiskers} the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face

{n: beard} hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

{n: beauty spot} a spot that is worn on a lady's face for adornment

{n: beaver} a movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face

{n: birdcage mask} a catcher's mask with a strong wire face

{n: blush, flush} sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

{n: boldface, bold face, bold} a typeface with thick heavy lines

{n: boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek} impudent aggressiveness
"I couldn't believe her boldness"
"he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

{n: brassie} (formerly) a golfing wood with a face more elevated that a driver but less than a spoon

{n: brow, forehead} the part of the face above the eyes

{n: bulbar conjunctiva, conjunctival layer of bulb, tunica conjunctiva bulbi} the part of the conjunctiva covering the anterior face of the sclera and the surface epithelium of the cornea

{n: camera obscura} a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface

{n: cannon fodder, fresh fish} soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

{n: caress} a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
"he showered her with caresses"
"soft music was a fond caress"
"the caresses of the breeze played over his face"

{n: caricature plant, Graptophyllum pictum} tropical Old World shrub having purple or red tubular flowers and leaf markings resembling the profile of a human face

{n: casino, cassino} a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand

{n: catcher's mask} a mask to protect the face of the catcher in baseball

{n: center} the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

{n: central chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes troglodytes} black-faced chimpanzees of central Africa; closely related to eastern chimpanzees

{n: cervicofacial actinomycosis, lumpy jaw} the commonest and least severe form of actinomycosis; affects the face and neck regions

{n: cheek} either side of the face below the eyes

{n: chickenpox, varicella} an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body

{n: chloasma, melasma, mask of pregnancy} a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives

{n: circular plane, compass plane} a plane with a flexible face that can plane concave or convex surfaces

{n: cliff, drop, drop-off} a steep high face of rock
"he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"
"a steep drop"

{n: clock face, clock dial} the face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day

{n: clock tower} a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face

{n: cold cream, coldcream, face cream, vanishing cream} a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin

{n: complexion, skin color, skin colour} the coloring of a person's face

{n: complexion, skin condition} texture and appearance of the skin of the face

{n: confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off} a hostile disagreement face-to-face

{n: coolness, nervelessness} fearless self-possession in the face of danger

{n: copout} a failure to face some difficulty squarely

{n: cosmetic surgeon, plastic surgeon} a surgeon who beautifies the body (especially the face)

{n: cosmetology} the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin

{n: countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug} the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

{n: countenance, visage} the appearance conveyed by a person's face
"a pleasant countenance"
"a stern visage"

{n: country-dance, country dancing, contredanse, contra danse, contradance} a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line

{n: courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness} a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
<-> cowardice

{n: cranny} a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)

{n: crystal, crystallization} a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

{n: crystal, watch crystal, watch glass} a protective cover that protects the face of a watch

{n: cube, regular hexahedron} a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces

{n: cutting angle} the angle between the face of a cutting tool and the surface of the work

{n: dead-man's float, prone float} a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward

{n: death mask} a cast taken from the face of a dead person

{n: decahedron} any polyhedron having ten plane faces

{n: defenselessness, defencelessness, unprotectedness} the property of being helpless in the face of attack

{n: delusion, psychotic belief} (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

{n: dial} the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours

{n: dice, die} small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers

{n: disbandment} the act of disbanding
"the orchestra faced the prospect of disbandment"

{n: discouragement, disheartenment, dismay} the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles

{n: display window, shopwindow, show window} a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store

{n: dodecahedron} any polyhedron having twelve plane faces

{n: dome} a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward

{n: domino, half mask, eye mask} a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes

{n: domino} a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots

{n: double indemnity} a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death

{n: driver, number one wood} a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee

{n: driving iron, one iron} (golf) the long iron with the most nearly vertical face

{n: dummy whist} a form of whist with three players; four hands are dealt with the hand opposite the dealer being face up

{n: eight-spot} a playing card with eight pips on the face

{n: erythema nodosum leprosum, ENL} an inflammatory complication of leprosy that results in painful skin lesions on the arms and legs and face

{n: excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour} the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
"his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"
"he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

{n: expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face} the feelings expressed on a person's face
"a sad expression"
"a look of triumph"
"an angry face"

{n: external carotid artery, external carotid} the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head

{n: facade, frontage, frontal} the face or front of a building

{n: face angle} the angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle

{n: face card, picture card, court card} one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face

{n: face guard} face mask consisting of a strong wire mesh on the front of football helmets

{n: face lift, facelift, face lifting} a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
"give your home a facelift"
"more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction"

{n: face lift, facelift, lift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck} plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
"some actresses have more than one face lift"

{n: face mask} mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey

{n: face powder} cosmetic powder for the face

{n: face recognition, facial recognition, automatic face recognition} biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces
"they used face recognition to spot known terrorists"

{n: face recognition} the visual perception of familiar faces

{n: face saver, face saving} an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)

{n: face value} the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth

{n: face veil} a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face

{n: face, human face} the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
"he washed his face"
"I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

{n: face-amount certificate company} a regulated investment company that pays a stated amount to certificate holders on a stated maturity date

{n: face-off} (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

{n: facer} (a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced

{n: face} a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
"he looked out at a roomful of faces"
"when he returned to work he met many new faces"

{n: face} a vertical surface of a building or cliff

{n: face} status in the eyes of others
"he lost face"

{n: face} the general outward appearance of something
"the face of the city is changing"

{n: face} the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

{n: face} the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
"he dealt the cards face down"

{n: face} the striking or working surface of an implement

{n: facial artery, arteria facialis, external maxillary artery} an artery that originates in the external carotid and gives off branches that supply the neck and face

{n: facial index} the ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face

{n: facial muscle} any of the skeletal muscles of the face

{n: facial profiling} identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces
"facial profiling is a new form of airport security"

{n: facial tissue} tissue paper suitable for use on the face

{n: facial vein, vena facialis} any of several veins draining the face

{n: facial} care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams

{n: facing, cladding} a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

{n: facing, veneer} an ornamental coating to a building

{n: facing} a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

{n: false face} a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume

{n: feature, lineament} the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
"an expression of pleasure crossed his features"
"his lineaments were very regular"

{n: fencing mask, fencer's mask} a face mask made of fine mesh that is worn over a fencer's face

{n: fire sale} a sale of assets at very low prices typically when the seller faces bankruptcy

{n: fire, firing} the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"
"they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

{n: five-spot} a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips

{n: float, plasterer's float} a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco

{n: font, fount, typeface, face} a specific size and style of type within a type family

{n: football helmet} a padded helmet with a face mask to protect the head of football players

{n: fore edge, foredge} the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine

{n: forehand, forehand stroke, forehand shot} (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

{n: four-spot} a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips

{n: frontage} the direction in which something (such as a building) faces

{n: frontispiece} front illustration facing the title page of a book

{n: fury, rage, madness} a feeling of intense anger
"hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"
"his face turned red with rage"

{n: gainer, full gainer} a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board

{n: gamut} a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"

{n: gasmask, respirator, gas helmet} a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases

{n: gauntlet, gantlet} a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim

{n: going, sledding} advancing toward a goal
"persuading him was easy going"
"the proposal faces tough sledding"

{n: goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis} small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings

{n: great grey owl, great gray owl, Strix nebulosa} large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia

{n: grimace, face} a contorted facial expression
"she made a grimace at the prospect"

{n: grivet, Cercopithecus aethiops} white and olive green East African monkey with long white tufts of hair beside the face

{n: guenon, guenon monkey} small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face

{n: gunfire, gunshot} the act of shooting a gun
"the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"
"they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

{n: half gainer} a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board

{n: half-moon} the time at which the moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated

{n: hand towel, face towel} a small towel used to dry the hands or face

{n: hand} a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece
"the big hand counts the minutes"

{n: head covering, veil} a garment that covers the head and face

{n: head, caput} the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
"he stuck his head out the window"

{n: heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy} the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
"he showed great heroism in battle"
"he received a medal for valor"

{n: hexahedron} any polyhedron having six plane faces

{n: hijab} a headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face

{n: hogan} a Navajo lodge covered with earth; traditionally built with the entrance facing east

{n: hole card} (poker) a playing card dealt face down and not revealed until the showdown

{n: hood} a headdress that protects the head and face

{n: hydra} trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
"we may be facing a hydra that defies any easy solution"

{n: hydrocephalus, hydrocephaly} an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological

{n: hypallage} reversal of the syntactic relation of two words (as in `her beauty's face')

{n: icosahedron} any polyhedron having twenty plane faces

{n: internal maxillary artery} the maxillary artery that supplies deep structure of the face and some of the meninges

{n: intimidation} the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

{n: jack, knave} one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince

{n: juvenile wart} a small benign growth on the faces of hands of children

{n: kite} a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

{n: klondike} a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time

{n: knock, bash, bang, smash, belt} a vigorous blow
"the sudden knock floored him"
"he took a bash right in his face"
"he got a bang on the head"

{n: larboard, port} the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
<-> starboard

{n: laugh} a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
"his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"

{n: left} a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east
"take a left at the corner"

{n: left} location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
"she stood on the left"
<-> right

{n: lemur} large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

{n: life mask} a cast taken from the face of a living person

{n: lining, facing} providing something with a surface of a different material

{n: lithops, living stone, stoneface, stone-face, stone plant, stone life face, flowering stone} any plant of the genus Lithops native to Africa having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stones

{n: lividity} a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored

{n: long iron} an iron with a long shaft and a steep face; for hitting long low shots

{n: longways, longways dance} country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other

{n: lupus vulgaris} tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars

{n: makeup, make-up, war paint} cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance

{n: mashie niblick, seven iron} iron with a lofted face for hitting high shots to the green

{n: mask} a covering to disguise or conceal the face

{n: mask} a protective covering worn over the face

{n: maxillary artery, arteria maxillaris} either of two arteries branching from the external carotid artery and supplying structure of the face

{n: meerkat, mierkat} a mongoose-like viverrine of South Africa having a face like a lemur and only four toes

{n: midiron, two iron} long iron with a nearly vertical face

{n: military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, posture} capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
"we faced an army of great strength"
"politicians have neglected our military posture"

{n: military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine} the military forces of a nation
"their military is the largest in the region"
"the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

{n: missionary position} a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples

{n: mongolism, mongolianism, Down's syndrome, Down syndrome, trisomy 21} a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation

{n: monte, four-card monte, three-card monte} a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of the will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time

{n: mouth} the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
"she wiped lipstick from her mouth"

{n: mug shot, mugshot} a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)

{n: music, medicine} punishment for one's actions
"you have to face the music"
"take your medicine"

{n: myasthenia gravis, myasthenia} a chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions

{n: myotonic muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, myotonia atrophica, Steinert's disease} a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant

{n: myriad} a large indefinite number
"he faced a myriad of details"

{n: nasal cavity} either of the two cavities lying between the floor of the cranium and the roof of the mouth and extending from the face to the pharynx

{n: nine-spot} a playing card with nine pips on the face

{n: niqaabi} an observant Muslim woman who covers her face and hands when in public or in the presence of any man outside her immediate family

{n: niqab} a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women

{n: nose, olfactory organ} the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
"he has a cold in the nose"

{n: octahedron} any polyhedron having eight plane faces

{n: open-face sandwich, open sandwich} sandwich without a covering slice of bread

{n: ostrich} a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)

{n: owl, bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter} nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes

{n: pack, face pack} a cream that cleanses and tones the skin

{n: palatine artery, arteria palatina} one of several arteries supplying the face

{n: par value, face value, nominal value} the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value

{n: paranasal sinus, sinus paranasales, nasal sinus} any of the paired sinuses in the bones of the face adjacent to the nasal cavity that are lined with mucous membrane that is continuous with the lining of the nasal cavities

{n: pattypan squash} round greenish-white squash having one face flattened with a scalloped edge

{n: peekaboo, bopeep} a game played with young children; you hide your face and suddenly reveal it as you say boo!

{n: pencil} a cosmetic in a long thin stick; designed to be applied to a particular part of the face
"an eyebrow pencil"

{n: pentahedron} any polyhedron having five plane faces

{n: perpendicular} an extremely steep face

{n: pisha paysha} (Yiddish) a card game for two players one of whom is usually a child; the deck is place face down with one card face upward; players draw from the deck alternately hoping to build up or down from the open card; the player with the fewest cards when the deck is exhausted is the winner

{n: poker face} a face without any interpretable expression (as that of a good poker player)

{n: polyhedron} a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces

{n: portrait} a painting of a person's face

{n: pout, moue, wry face} a disdainful grimace

{n: prismatoid} a polyhedron whose vertices all lie in one or the other of two parallel planes; the faces that lie in those planes are the bases of the prismatoid

{n: prismoid} a prismatoid whose bases are polygons having the same number of sides and whose other faces are trapezoids or parallelograms

{n: prism} a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms


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