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adjective as in expressionless

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Her vocal-fry-inflected monotone that Kardashian fans know and love, perfect for delivering deadpan insults like, “Kim, there’s people that are dying,” is simply not meant to land corny Netflix jokes.

A double mastectomy and a life-threatening intestinal infection later, Notaro’s ability to turn painful situations into laughable onstage anecdotes with almost deadpan perfection has held her in great stead.

From Ozy

This is where Jim Halpert turns to the camera with a deadpan expression.

If you’ve seen Andersson’s 2014 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, you’ll be prepared for this movie’s dandelion puffs of off-kilter humor, and for its deadpan exploration of the textures of everyday living.

From Time

“I’m patient because I cannot really run fast, and that’s my only option,” he said, with a deadpan.

The Garfield specials are also unique for their deadpan delivery and oftentimes bleak worldview.

But something about the cover image—four deadpan dudes against a robin's-egg blue background—spoke to me, I guess.

But he had his own defenses, a great off-hand resilience and a deadpan humor, and he survived.

How could the deadpan-hilarious prince of SNL and 30 Rock turn in such a boring late-night talk show debut?

“I could tell you missed me more than I missed you,” Tom says, deadpan.

Halfway across the lobby, a tall swarthy man with one of those deadpan faces rose to greet him.

She continued to stare, deadpan and blank-eyed, with no answering flicker of a smile.

Suzanne looked closely at him—he was so deadpan, it was hard to tell what was on his mind.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deadpan, such as: impassive, stony, blank, nobody home, poker-faced, and serious.

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