straight-faced


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straight-faced

Showing or betraying no emotion whatsoever. I thought he was kidding, but he was totally straight-faced when he told me. The actor's straight-faced delivery made the absurd monologue all the more hilarious.

straight-faced

mod. with a serious, unsmiling face. He was a very straight-faced prof, but he has a tremendous sense of humor.
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