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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
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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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Derived from the Comedie de L'arte, the facepalm gesture signified a change of humour based on a realization, a change of mask, to put on a new face.
The gesture became a standard trope of grief or weeping in theatre but when used comedically, indicated a shared misfortune. Imported into Vaudeville, the Three Stooges' innovated the gesture as a surrealistic form of violence, indicating surprise, fear and disdain.
The completed gesture was a stock expression in newspaper comics and used in animated films, exaggerating a sense of mock tragedy or comic disbelief.
Curly facepalmed himself when he saw the ghost, then peeped through his fingers to see if it was still there. Instead Moe was standing there, and asked "Whats the matter with you?" and tried to poke Curly in both eyes with his fingers. Curly defended by turning his facepalm into a noseshield which caught Moe's poke. In retaliation, Moe doubled Curly over with a punch in the stomach and straigtened him up with a fist to the head. It was then that Moe saw the ghost and both facepalmed, peeping through their fingers. Instead Larry was standing there asking "Where did you guys go?" etc.
by Pottergreen August 06, 2011
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The act of putting your face into your palms as something is completely and utterly stupid.
Robbie Garrett posted on the forums. Facepalm.
by M&&(&*&(* October 24, 2011
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The act of hitting ones face with ones palm. Similar to headdesk. Often used in online chat as *facepalm* to describe the opposite persons complete and utter stupidity. Yeah, doesn't work so well with glasses.
Blonde Person: Wait. You don't hold the knife by the pointy end?
Chef: *FACEPALM* (repeated facepalms)
by Died And Alive Immortal June 07, 2011
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What you say in the forums to sign anger or embarrassment at a question or phrase.
"Hey dude! I voted for George Bush!"

"*facepalm*"
by WHY HALO THAR! September 10, 2009
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When you can't even articulate in any known Human language how retarded someone's behavior was...
Person1: I always thought Europe was a Country
Person2: Facepalm
by LateforWork June 23, 2014
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