View synonyms for face-to-face


[ feys-tuh-feys ]


  1. with the fronts or faces toward each other, especially when close together.
  2. involving close contact or direct opposition:

    a face-to-face confrontation of adversaries.

  3. noting, relating to, or promoting interaction that takes place in person, as opposed to online interaction or electronic communications: : f2f, F2F, FTF, ftf

    face-to-face classrooms.

face to face


  1. opposite one another
  2. in confrontation

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Word History and Origins

Origin of face-to-face1

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Example Sentences

When you were face-to-face with Mr. Davis when he was standing up, could you describe what his face looked like?

A shot of her lying in bed next to Amber face-to-face as she prays to God to guide them to improve themselves is heartbreaking.

The end result is that the average face-to-face clinic visit lasts about 12 minutes.

It has made her anxious, even if much of the face-to-face attention has been positive.

The fact that the GOP establishment needs to come face-to-face with is that they have no one to blame for this but themselves.

But I've never seen the crumb face-to-face since that Moonhop.

Made it sound as though there was some scandal; insisted that a reporter come to Dunnan House for a face-to-face interview.

After all, here she is face-to-face with a man who actually knows the story of the separation, and can talk of it without pain.

He was an ardent fisherman—loving that leisurely face-to-face contemplation of Nature which goes with rod and line.

In that face-to-face combat in the darkness the odds were with the stoat.


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