[lawng-feyst, long-]


having an unhappy or gloomy expression; glum.
having a face longer than the usual.

Origin of long-faced

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for long-faced

Historical Examples of long-faced

  • Well, none o' your long-faced, sour-looking Christians for me!

    Mildred Keith

    Martha Finley

  • The world has little use for whiners, or long-faced failures.

    The Victorious Attitude

    Orison Swett Marden

  • You can't depend on many of these long-faced canters, anyhow.

  • He was a dark-skinned, long-faced man with a sardonic twist to his mouth.

    Atom Drive

    Charles Louis Fontenay

  • After a time they all trooped away, these long-faced men of pill and potion.


    Albert Payson Terhune