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po-faced

adjective /ˈpəʊ.feɪst/ us  /ˈpoʊ-/
UK informal disapproving too serious and disapproving: Two po-faced men came to inspect the house. The film is serious but not po-faced. informal A po-faced person has a face with a serious, disapproving, or empty expression: She remained po-faced all evening, even when the rest of us were in stitches at Bob's jokes.
Translations of “po-faced”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一本正經的, 板著臉的, 面無表情的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一本正经的, 板着脸的, 面无表情的…
(Definition of po-faced from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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