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[foo l-feyst] /ˈfʊlˈfeɪst/
having a plump or round face.
facing squarely toward the spectator or in a given direction.
Origin of full-faced
First recorded in 1600-10
Related forms
fullface, noun, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for full-faced
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  • Pope is heavy, full-faced, brown-haired, and looks like a man of brains.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • This is a full-faced, clean-shaven man with hair close trimmed.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • Was he full-faced, or possibly a bit insolent, overbearing and aggressively genial with a wide laugh?

    The Red Mouse William Hamilton Osborne
  • There are only one or two full-faced figures among the remains of Egyptian painting.

  • The famous Moresca, who sings at the Laterano, is a full-faced soprano of forty winters.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • This ring was not set with a gem, but had its oval gold bezel engraved with a full-faced bust holding a spear.

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
  • One of Phocis, obverse: laureated head of Apollo; reverse: full-faced head of bull.

  • His full-faced figure, foreshortened upon the wall, stood out from the white background with an astonishing vitality.

  • He was a light complected man, tall large, and full-faced, with a large nose.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • One searches in vain for a full-faced, well-developed, hearty looking man, among the natives in the streets of this capital.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for full-faced


having a round full face
Also full face. facing towards the viewer, with the entire face visible
another name for bold face
Derived Forms
fullface, noun, adverb
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