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Synonyms for deadpan

Synonyms for deadpan

Synonyms for deadpan

deliberately impassive in manner

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One of my favourites came at a boxing match refereed by a tall, gaunt-looking character, who had a dead-pan pasty face.
His mono-syllabic, stoney-faced, dead-pan performances has always left me wondering why he ever made it in Hollywood.
But there was enough to please Mourinho, even if his dead-pan expression barely changed throughout the opening game of the Champions World series which trails across the States for another fortnight.
Mancunian rising star Joanne Dakin completes the line-up with her dead-pan comedy style, which has seen her become one of the most promising female comedians currently performing.
At the last UIA congress, in Beijing, the plenary sessions (apart from the notable exception of Kenneth Frampton's inspiring but dead-pan delivered opening speech -- printed in AR November 1999) were largely of the usual architectural kind: 'look at me, I'm so clever, and this is what I've been doing for the last 20 years'.
After the opening match of the day, the glare from Gabby Logan's lip- gloss had viewers reaching for their sunglasses, before an American interviewer, who looked suspiciously like ITV's annoying early-morning trash presenter Trisha, interviewed a dead-pan Brad Friedel.
Standing at the far right of the stage, Rosenwald, costumed as a poet laureate, leads the viewer through the tangled plot with verses heightened by his serious, dead-pan delivery.
The narrator, Sandra, a deathobsessed undertaker's assistant, is by turns outrageous, dead-pan and darkly comic in her descriptions of love between the living and the dead.
His dead-pan humor won him an Emmy in 1968 for his role on the program.
The music is doo-wop being funny by cross-breeding itself with various pop styles (David Byrne, the Beatles) and by bouncing off of its polished, dead-pan surface lyrics that satirize contemporary life.
ARSENE WENGER has the kind of wry, dead-pan expression perfectly suited to delivering snappy one-liners.
Jimmy Carr Image: Ubiquitous dead-pan comedian Best known for: His stand-up routines Early life: Born James Anthony Patrick Carr on September 15, 1972 in Slough, one of three sons of Irish immigrants.
Just recently I called upstairs to ask what he was doing, fearful he might be accessing stuff he shouldn't have been on his computer, and the answer, in a dead-pan fashion, was: "Committing suicide.
LEAD BALLOON BBC2,TUESDAY,10PM Arguably Britain's best dead-pan comedian, Jack Dee returns in a new series of the droll sitcom.
Saggy-faced Geoffrey Palmer seemed to appear in any successful sitcom made around this time and he was on sparkling form here as the dead-pan Ben, who delivered his killer one-liners, almost oblivious to the what was going on around him.