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[foo l-feyst]
  1. having a plump or round face.
  2. facing squarely toward the spectator or in a given direction.
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Origin of full-faced

First recorded in 1600–10
Related formsfull·face, noun, adverb
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Examples from the Web for full-faced

Historical Examples of full-faced

  • 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

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

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

  • There are only one or two full-faced figures among the remains of Egyptian painting.

British Dictionary definitions for full-faced


  1. having a round full face
  2. Also: full face facing towards the viewer, with the entire face visible
  3. another name for bold face
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Derived Formsfullface, noun, adverb
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