The speechless and typically disapproving response to embarrassing stupidity or ignorance in way of hiding your face in your palm in awkward shame for the other person.
"I saw 'Troy' yesterday. I can't believe Achilles died of an arrow in the heel, that's so stupid!"

*facepalm*
by Sugarberg May 23, 2010
An expression where the person slaps his open hand against his face and leaves it there awhile, usually used to show how flabbergasted you are over the stupidity of something just said.
Angry Video Game Nerd: Go left again
"VIC 20 The Count" game (message on screen): Use 1 or 2 words only.
AVGN: OK, I've got two words; fuck you!
Game (screen message)": "Don't know how to FUCK something"
AVGN: (facepalm)
by Burmy October 17, 2009
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Someone who says something outrageous

"no.1:I gOts ass scabs from Da butt sex"

"no.2:*FACEPALM*
by LOLfacepalmWILLNEVERDIE September 06, 2010
The act of placing ones palm on the front of their own face, mainly in disgust or from annoyance.
That was the stupidest thing I've ever heard! *facepalm*
by Timnus December 30, 2010
adj. The act of hitting one's face with the palm of one's hand to signify that explaining how stupid what was just said or done (in words) JUST DOESN'T WORK!!!

N/B When additionally something as stupid or stupider is said while you are facepalming, you are socially required to do a rare 'double facepalm,' wherein the subject (you) hits the back of their first hand with the palm of the other

N/B/N/B There cannot be a triple facepalm, when such a thing is required, decapitate the offender with your teeth
*subject one: "dude, I just tagged you on MyBook"
*subject two: *facepalm*
*subject one: " Wait, no, it's FaceSpace isn't it?"
*subject two: *double facepalm* "Ow, my face!"
*subject one: " Do you need a healthpack man?"
*subject two: "Triple facepalm."
*subject one: *facepalm* "Dude, it just doesn't work!"
by White Rock City Toilet September 19, 2009
A gesture of annoyance by slapping the palm of one's hand to the center of the forehead.
Joe: How do you spell "the"?
Bob: T-H-E
Joe: Oh...I knew that.
Bob: I'm going to face-palm now...
by iMintSheep February 11, 2009
When words can't express the fail enough.
Bob: The Lions are the best football team!
Jim: And why would that be?
Bob: They went like 30-0 in the season!!!
Jim: *Facepalm*
by Press To Talk January 01, 2010

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