Definition for face

noun as in front of something; expression, exterior

noun as in pretense, nerve

noun as in authority, status

Strongest match


Weak match

social position

verb as in be opposite; look at

Strongest matches

confront, meet, watch

Strong matches

border, front, gaze, glare, overlook, stare

verb as in put paint or finish on


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Example Sentences

In the post, featuring a picture of the two hugging closely with smiles plastered on their faces, the Next Friday star lamented his father’s passing and expressed gratitude for the memories they shared.

It takes fearlessness to go head to head with a giant company, but it’s important to stand up in the face of what can be overwhelming.

There’s the pain in Coach Mark Few’s face on ESPN in March when the tournament cancellation happened, his smashing team done at 31-2.

I normally connect with a guy face to face, which makes the interaction more organic.

When you breathe in, you should feel suction up against your face.

In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.

Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.

They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.

They are to face oppression with humble persistence and absolute conviction.

She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.

It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.

Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.

A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.

With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.

Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.

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On this page you'll find 352 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to face, such as: air, aspect, light, look, mask, and surface.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.