Words Used to Describe Facial Expressions

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Words used to describe facial expressions

absentadjectiveshowingthatyouarenotpayingattentiontowhatishappeningbecauseyouarethinkingaboutsomethingelse

appealingadjectiveanappealinglook,voiceetcshowsthatyouwanthelp,approval,oragreement

beatificadjectiveabeatificexpressiononyourfaceisextremelyhappyandpeaceful

blackadjectiveshowingangryorunhappyfeelings

bleakadjectiveusedaboutsomeonesexpression

broodingadjectivelookingasifyouarethinkingandworryingaboutsomething

bug-eyedadjectiveveryexcitedorinterested,sothatyoureyesarewideopen

curiousadjectiveusedaboutsomeonesexpression

darkadjectiveadarklookorremarkisangryandthreatening

darklyadverbinanangryandthreateningway

deadpanadjectivepretendingtobeseriouswhenyouarereallyjoking

dolefuladjectivelookingsad

downcastadjectivedowncasteyesarelookingdownwards,especiallybecauseyouaresad,embarrassed,orshy

dreamyadjectiveadreamylook,expressionetcshowsthatyouarethinkingaboutsomethingpleasantratherthanpayingattention

etchedadjectiveifafeelingisetchedonsomeonesface,theirexpressionshowsclearlywhattheyarefeeling

expressionlessadjectivenotallowingyourfeelingstoshowinyourface,eyes,orvoice

faintadjectiveusedabouttheexpressiononsomeonesface

fixedadjectiveafixedexpressiononsomeonesfacedoesnotchangeorlooknatural

glazedadjectiveaglazedlookorexpressionshowsnointerestoremotion

gloweringadjectivelookingveryangry

graveadjectivelookingveryseriousandworried

hauntedadjectivesomeonewhohasahauntedlooklooksfrightenedorworried

huntedadjectivesomeonewhohasahuntedlookseemsveryworriedorfrightened

meaningfuladjectiveexpressingaclearfeelingorthoughtwithoutwords

mildadjectiveamildfeelingorexpressionisonethatisnotverystrongorsevere

mischievousadjectiveamischievouslookorexpressionshowsthatyouenjoyhavingfunbycausingtrouble

mobileadjectivemovingalotandshowingchangesinwhatyouarefeeling

Mona Lisaadjectiveusedfordescribingamysterioussmileorexpressiononawomansface

painedadjectiveshowingthatyoufeelveryupsetorunhappy

pitying

adjectiveapityingexpressionshowsthatyoufeelpityforsomeone,butsometimesalsothatshowsyoudonotthinktheydeserverespect

pleading

adjectiveapleadinglookshowsthatyouwantsomethingverymuch

pleadingly

adverbifyousaysomethingpleadingly,orifyoulookatsomeonepleadingly,yourvoiceorexpressionshowsthatyouwantsomethingverymuch

quizzical

adjectiveshowingthatyouareconfusedorsurprisedbysomething,andperhapsthatyouthinkitisratherstrangeandfunny

radiant

adjectivesomeonewhoisradiantlooksextremelyhappy

roguish

adjectivearoguishexpressionsuggeststhatsomeoneislikelytodosomethingthatiswrongbutnotharmful

sardonic

adjectiveasardonicsmile,expression,orcommentshowsalackofrespectforwhatsomeoneelsehassaidordone

set

adjectiveasetsmileorexpressiondoesnotchange,andoftenhideswhatsomeoneisreallythinking

shamefaced

adjectivewithanexpressionthatshowsyoufeelashamedaboutsomething

slack-jawed

adjectivewithyourmouthopen

sly

adjectiveaslysmile,look,orremarkshowsthatthepersondoingitknowssomethingthatotherpeopledonotknow

smiley

adjectivesmiling,ortendingtosmileoften

straight-faced

adjectivenotshowingthatyouwanttolaugh

sullen

adjectiveshowingthatyouareinanunhappymood,anddonotwanttotalk

sullen

adjectiveusedaboutsomeonesexpressionorattitude

taut

adjectiveusedaboutsomethingsuchasavoiceorexpressionthatshowssomeoneisnervousorangry

thoughtful

adjectiveusedaboutsomeonesfaceorexpression

tight-lipped

adjectivesomeonewhoistight-lippedhastheirlipspressedtightlytogetherbecausetheyareannoyedaboutsomethingortheydonotapproveofit

unblinking

adjectivelookingstraightatsomeoneorsomethingwithoutclosingyoureyesatall

unreadable

adjectiveifsomeonesface,eyes,orexpressionareunreadable,youcannotguesswhattheyarethinking

vacant

adjectivelookingasifyoudonotunderstandorarenotpayingattention

wan

adjectiveusedaboutsomeonewholooksverysad

wanly

adverbwithatiredsadexpressiononyourface

wide-eyed

adjectivewithanexpressionthatshowsthatyouareverysurprised,frightened,orimpressed

wild-eyed

adjectivesomeonewhoiswild-eyedlooksveryangryorfrightened

withering

adjectiveawitheringlook,expression,orremarkdeliberatelymakesyoufeelsillyorembarrassed

wolfish

adjectivelookingasthoughyouwanttohurtortricksomeone

worried

adjectiveusedabouttheexpressiononpeoplesfaces

wry

adjectiveshowingthatyouthinksomethingisfunnybutnotverypleasant,oftenbytheexpressiononyourface

beatifically

adverb

deadpan

adverb

dolefully

adverb

expressionlessly

adverb

mischievously

adverb

pityingly

adverb

pouty

adjective

quizzically

adverb

radiantly

adverb

sardonically

adverb

scowling

adjective

shamefacedly adverb

sullenly adverb

sullenness noun

unblinkingly adverb

vacantly adverb

witheringly adverb

wolfishly adverb

wryly adverb

on someones face

usedforsayingthatsomeonesfacehasaparticularexpression

straight face

ifsomeonehasastraightface,theylookseriouseventhoughtheyaresayingsomethingfunnyorareinafunnysituation

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