Few emojis have as many different potential meanings as the 😶 emoji, which is probably why you’re here reading about all about it.

What the 😶 face without mouth emoji means

What 😶 Means

We’ll cut right to the chase and list out a few of the many possible meanings of this faceless friend of texters everywhere:

  • Speechlessness
  • Humility
  • Silence
  • Disappointment
  • Frustration
  • Sadness
  • Loss for words
  • Shock
  • Loneliness


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Decoding 😶

As the list above conveys, the face without a mouth emoji is usually associated with meanings that are more on the negative end of the spectrum. However, the many interpretations of this emoji leave it in the category of “depends on user intent.” Confusing? A little. Versatile? Without a doubt. So, if you’re looking to leave someone wondering what it is you’re actually thinking (hello, texting your crush), this emoji might be the perfect one to sprinkle in.


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😶 From a Guy or Girl

Just got a 😶 from the guy or girl you’re crushing on? If your conversation was moving along swimmingly but suddenly seemed to lose steam, they might send this emoji to let you know that they’d love to respond with something interesting or witty, but are just at a bit of a loss. See if you can steer the conversation in a slightly more fruitful direction to keep these going—chances are that they want to get to know you better, so give them the opportunity!


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If you’re wondering what another commonly misinterpreted emoji means, click HERE to read all about the 🙈 emoji.