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synonyms for deadpan

  • impassive
  • stony
  • blank
  • nobody home
  • poker-faced
  • serious
  • straight-faced
  • unreadable
  • vacant
  • wooden

antonyms for deadpan

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  • histrionic
  • warm
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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.
‘HE’S ALL THAT’ PROVES ADDISON RAE AND KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN CAN’T ACTJORDAN JULIANAUGUST 27, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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.
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This is where Jim Halpert turns to the camera with a deadpan expression.
KEVIN MCCARTHY LIVES IN AN IDYLLIC UNIVERSE WHERE HIS PARTY NO LONGER QUESTIONS THE 2020 ELECTION RESULTSPHILIP BUMPMAY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
ROY ANDERSSON'S QUIETLY GORGEOUS ABOUT ENDLESSNESS EXPLORES QUESTIONS FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO ANSWERSSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
“I’m patient because I cannot really run fast, and that’s my only option,” he said, with a deadpan.
NIKOLA JOKIĆ IS A TORTOISE, AND HE’S BEATING ALL OF THE HARESCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Halfway across the lobby, a tall swarthy man with one of those deadpan faces rose to greet him.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
She continued to stare, deadpan and blank-eyed, with no answering flicker of a smile.
THE STARS, MY BROTHERSEDMOND HAMILTON
Suzanne looked closely at him—he was so deadpan, it was hard to tell what was on his mind.
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WORDS RELATED TO DEADPAN

  • deadpan
  • dull
  • empty
  • fruitless
  • hollow
  • immobile
  • impassive
  • inane
  • inexpressive
  • inscrutable
  • lifeless
  • masklike
  • meaningless
  • noncommittal
  • poker-faced
  • stiff
  • stupid
  • uncommunicative
  • unexpressive
  • vacant
  • vacuous
  • vague
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