Caïn by Henri Vidal, Tuileries Garden, Paris, 1896. Cain is depicted after killing his brother hiding his face in his hand


  1. Turn your hand to make it face your face
  2. Clasp forehead



  1. Indicates disappointment or exasperation.
    • 2007, High School Musical 2
      Mr. Fulton: Always address our members as Mister, Misses or Miss. Ha-ha! Let's practice. Shall we? "Miss Evans, would you care for a lemonade?"
      Jason: Actually, I'm not Miss Evans. I'm Jason.
      [Both Chad and Taylor facepalm with exasperation.]
  2. (humorous) Indicates that the speaker is suprised; normally while laughing or in casual situations.

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