Talk:face

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I see a definition here "public image". Does it need to be split, as in the examples, or are these two elements of the same idea?

His public face (image, outward appearance, generally countable) does not reveal his private struggles.

He feared that he would lose face (reputation, honor, generally uncountable) if he showed any disrespect. --Dvortygirl 19:47, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

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Adjective sense: “Describing the good guy wrestler.” This is just attributive use of the slang wrestling noun sense, right? Rod (A. Smith) 01:14, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes, delete. --EncycloPetey 14:22, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Delete. I agree with the rationale of deleting the adjectival senses of nouns-used-as-adjectives where no new meaning exists. How broadly do we apply this rule? I would expect our inclusionist tendency to favor keeping such senses in. To me the presence of the adjective PoS makes me look to see if there is new meaning and feel disappointed and even cheated if there isn't. DCDuring 15:07, 14 November 2007 (UTC)