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DEADPAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deadpan mean? 

DEADPAN (adjective)
  The adjective DEADPAN has 1 sense:

1. deliberately impassive in manner

  Familiarity information: DEADPAN used as an adjective is very rare.


DEADPAN (adverb)
  The adverb DEADPAN has 1 sense:

1. without betraying any feeling

  Familiarity information: DEADPAN used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEADPAN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Deliberately impassive in manner

Synonyms:

deadpan; expressionless; poker-faced; unexpressive; impassive

Context examples:

deadpan humor / his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

Similar:

incommunicative; uncommunicative (not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions)


DEADPAN (adverb)


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Meaning:

Without betraying any feeling

Context example:

she told the joke deadpan


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