having a broad, wide face.

Origin of broadfaced

First recorded in 1600–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • "I like it better than The Baroness," she replied, and left him broad-faced with joy.

    The Light of the Star

    Hamlin Garland

  • "Everybody says so, because-" said a short, broad-faced prisoner.


    Leo Tolstoy

  • The corporal grinned--he was a very dark, broad-faced man, with high cheek bones, and ears that stuck out.

    In The Palace Of The King

    F. Marion Crawford

  • He was a blocky, broad-faced veteran with iron-gray hair and hard, unsmiling eyes.

    The Dueling Machine

    Benjamin William Bova

  • Just inside the court stood a broad-faced, burly-looking woman, holding a lantern in her hand.