deadpan

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  • adj

Synonyms for deadpan

Synonyms for deadpan

Synonyms for deadpan

deliberately impassive in manner

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The book's best line exemplifies the dry humor sprinkled throughout: "New Boston school custodians were paid as much as teachers and grew better paid with seniority.
You don't need the public going in there (with) all these unexploded bombs in there,'' she said, her characteristic dry humor intact.
Though her voice is softer than Bailey's character implies, she has no problem infusing it with dry humor and clear intelligence.
Every couple of minutes someone interrupts the flow to discuss a family snapshot, pointing out the names of people pictured, revealing fluctuating relationships and lapses in memory, and exhibiting a combination of dry humor and nostalgic melancholy that sits nicely between Strom's own lines.
When asked later why he had unleashed 19 rounds at the two armed robbers he and Cirillo killed in that incident, Allard replied with his characteristic dry humor, "Ran out of ammo.
The turbulence of their early working relationship and courtship sounds like the drama of a Petit ballet, and they discuss it with an enlivening dry humor and playfulness.
SolidWorks and COSMOS put some serious engineering chops at our fingertips, and someday they are going to keep us from kissing our butts goodbye," says Hyneman with his characteristic dry humor.
Bob's dry humor and thoughtful insights will be missed by the entire family.
in one of the series' many live-gig scenes, "[Penguin's] dry ripple of sound in concert with plucking's dry pricks of sound introduced a thread of dry humor as well, a philosophic, self-deprecating thread seeking leverage on Drennette and Aunt Nancy's churchical exchange, urging them to lighten up.
From the well-meaning hubris of family members to the gentle wonder of nature to the miracle of human birth itself, Rebirth of Wonder strikes a balance between dry humor, contemplative insight, and breathtaking amazement.
It is a picture of mystery and artifice, of dry humor and unexpected warmth.
His charming, native London drawl, droll wit, dry humor and thinly veiled irreverence have won him favor with a loyal audience.
On the surface, the work's dry humor, childish games, and self-obsession suggest party guests who won't leave.
In fact, rare for a poet, Brodsky gained celebrity status with his dry humor, his openness to the media, and his prolific writings.
The medical jargon rolls off his tongue as easily as Jack's dry humor and Laurie's inchoate fears about her future.