What is another word for blankly?

Pronunciation: [blˈaŋkli] (IPA)

When someone stares off into space without focus or/and expression is known as doing something "blankly". Synonyms for blankly include vacantly, expressionlessly, unemotionally, mindlessly, numbly, dazedly, thoughtlessly, inanimately, woodenly, lifelessly, coldly and blank-faced. All these words can be used interchangeably based on the context and the desired meaning purely concerning expressionless or lifeless behavior from someone. These synonyms allow the writers to introduce variety in their writing, making it more engaging, and avoids redundancy. It also assists the readers in understanding the particular intended emotion the writer wants to portray in their writing.

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What are the hypernyms for Blankly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Blankly

Say," she looked blankly at Marjorie, "do you suppose it's our duty to go to Miss Archer and tell her what we saw?"
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Manley stood for a moment rather blankly before it, then put his hands as deep in his pockets as they would go, and went slowly down the stairs.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
After it had faded, I stood gazing blankly at the sky, and I felt the lure of the old world.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Blankly

  • When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows," people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, for free."
    Linus Torvalds
  • Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine, jiggling your knees blankly in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.
    Allen Ginsberg
  • The Scorpio period of the year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) is the time when the life force withdraws from all outer forms in nature and is in the seed. It is striking that the cultural symbol for this time of the year in the United States is the Halloween pumpkin with its insides removed, leaving only an empty shell with a blankly staring face. In fact, the jack-o-lantern is a symbol of death, a symbolic skull with the glimmering remains of the departed life force represented by the candle within it. Traditionally, the Halloween feast (the Eve of All Saints Day) was a time when the dead came back to life and when human beings in the physical body could most immediately contact departed spirits of all kinds, as well as their own patron saints. It is significant that children are allowed at this time to wander out at night, past their usual bed time, and that they are not supposed to go from house to house begging for food until the Sun (the symbol of physical ) has completely set!
    Stephen Arroyo

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