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๐Ÿ˜• - confused face emoji

or confused face emoji

[kuh n-fyoozd feys ih-moh-jee]

What does ๐Ÿ˜•ย mean?

Umm ... say what now? The slight, half-cocked frown of theย confused faced emojiย expresses confusion but also a range of other emotions, including bafflement, displeasure, disappointment, mild sadness, and self-pity. All of that can be earnest ... or it can be ironic, you decide.

Related words:

  • ๐Ÿค”ย thinking face emoji
  • ๐Ÿ˜ย neutralย face emoji
  • ๐Ÿ˜ตย dizzy face emoji
  • ๐Ÿ˜’ย unamused face emoji

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Where does ๐Ÿ˜• - confused face emoji come from?

The confused face emoji was approved in 2012 under Unicode 6.1 alongside other concerned emoji includingย hushed faceย ๐Ÿ˜ฏ,ย worried faceย ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ, and frowning face with open mouthย ๐Ÿ˜ฆ.

Across platforms, the emoji is fairly uniform with simple dot eyes and a side-frown. Google uses furrowed eyebrows, though, to accentuate the sense of bewilderment and Facebook suggests a cheek scrunched in displeasure,ย as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below.

Who uses ๐Ÿ˜• - confused face emoji ?

The emotional palette of the confused face emoji has many colors. It can display genuine uncertainty ...

... or ironic incredulity.

It can express genuine frustration ...

... and that aching, nagging, hollow feeling in your gut when you're sad.

Boredom and perlexity are in the repertoire of the confused face emoji, too.

So is a touch of self-pity, especially with a very Eeyore sort of sigh.

For example

When you don't have plans for New Years ๐Ÿ˜•

@thelizfranco, December, 2016

The past couple days have felt odd.. idk why ๐Ÿ˜•

@ErinFoulner, December, 2016

When I get bored I go online and buy shit... rip to my bank account ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•

@Maddawwg2020, December, 2017

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