Definition of "blankly" []

  • (of a writing surface) bearing no marks; not written on (adjective)
  • (of a form, etc) with spaces left for details to be filled in (adjective)
  • Without ornament or break; unrelieved (adjective)
  • Not filled in; empty; void (adjective)
  • Exhibiting no interest or expression (adjective)
  • Lacking understanding; confused (adjective)
  • Absolute; complete (adjective)
  • Devoid of ideas or inspiration (adjective)
  • Unproductive; barren (adjective)
  • An emptiness; void; blank space (noun)
  • An empty space for writing in, as on a printed form (noun)
  • A printed form containing such empty spaces (noun)
  • Something characterized by incomprehension or mental confusion (noun)
  • A mark, often a dash, in place of a word, esp a taboo word (noun)
  • A plate or plug used to seal an aperture (noun)
  • A piece of material prepared for stamping, punching, forging, etc (noun)
  • The white spot in the centre of a target (noun)
  • To cross out, blot, or obscure (verb)
  • To ignore or be unresponsive towards (someone) (verb)
  • To forge, stamp, punch, or cut (a piece of material) in preparation for forging, die-stamping, or drawing operations (verb)
  • To seal (an aperture) with a plate or plug (verb)
  • To prevent (an opponent) from scoring in a game (verb)
  • In a blank manner, especially showing no emotion or expression (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "blankly" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Campion repeated the name blankly but as recollection came to him his eyes widened."
  • "I love that boy dearly, but when he's not-entirely-sober, he tends to spend large amounts of time staring at me somewhat blankly, which is really unnerving when I'm trying to concentrate on something else, particularly if it's something like writing, where I have to use a different portion of my brain than I do for photoshopping, or reading something, as far as I can tell."
  • "The desire in his eyes cracked into a thousand pieces like the shards of the Portal mirror at Renwick’s, and for a moment his expression was blankly astonished."