- having a thin, narrow face.
Origin of lean-faced
First recorded in 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for lean-faced
Yrtok, a dark, lean-faced girl, led the way with a quiet monosyllable.The Talkative Tree
Horace Brown Fyfe
Generally they are lean-faced, sallow, level-browed, with rather high cheek-bones.Our Southern Highlanders
They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced villain, A mere anatomy.Familiar Quotations
For one, she immediately pitched upon a lean-faced wretch in front of her.
The day nurse was a tall, lean-faced professional who had learned to meet miracles and failures with equal lack of expression.Operation Haystack
Frank Patrick Herbert