Synonyms for blank

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : blangk
Phonetic Transcription : blæŋk

Top 10 synonyms for blank Other synonyms for the word blank

Définition of blank

Origin :
  • early 13c., "white, pale, colorless," from Old French blanc "white, shining," from Frankish *blank "white, gleaming," or some other West Germanic source (cf. Old Norse blakkr, Old English blanca "white horse;" Old High German blanc, blanch; German blank "shining, bright"), from Proto-Germanic *blangkaz "to shine, dazzle," extended form of PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
  • Meaning "having empty spaces" evolved c.1400. Sense of "void of expression" (a blank look) is from 1550s. Spanish blanco, Italian bianco are said to be from Germanic. Related: Blankly, blankness.
  • adj clear
  • adj expressionless
  • adj dumbfounded
  • adj absolute, utter
  • noun empty space
Example sentences :
  • Robin's pale, blank face had a sick look, a deadly smoothness.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The blank astonishment of her face had proved that to him beyond a doubt.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • But Rima, what had she expected that her face wore that blank look of surprise and pain?
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • The cover was blank; it was sealed with a small device, as of a ring seal.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • His intellect was a blank; he had no knowledge, no desires, no affections.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Blank darkness enveloped him when first he opened eyes to wonder.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • She was so much out, and so much in her own room, that he began to miss her and to find a blank in her place.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He mentioned this now in his own office, and Roland received it with blank consternation.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But we must now regard the application of blank verse to the use of the drama.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald

Antonyms for blank

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