impassible


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im·pas·si·ble

 (ĭm-păs′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not subject to suffering, pain, or harm.
2. Unfeeling; impassive.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin impassibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + passibilis, passible; see passible.]

im·pas′si·bil′i·ty, im·pas′si·ble·ness n.
im·pas′si·bly adv.

impassible

(ɪmˈpæsəbəl)
adj
1. not susceptible to pain or injury
2. impassive or unmoved
imˌpassiˈbility, imˈpassibleness n
imˈpassibly adv

im•pas•si•ble

(ɪmˈpæs ə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of suffering pain.
2. incapable of suffering harm.
3. incapable of emotion; impassive.
im•pas`si•bil′i•ty, im•pas′si•ble•ness, n.
im•pas′si•bly, adv.

impassible

, impassable - Impassible is incapable of feeling or suffering; impassable is not capable of being passed.
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impassible

adjective
Not capable of being affected or impressed:
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Always the same impassible member of the Reform Club, whom no incident could surprise, as unvarying as the ship's chronometers, and seldom having the curiosity even to go upon the deck, he passed through the memorable scenes of the Red Sea with cold indifference; did not care to recognise the historic towns and villages which, along its borders, raised their picturesque outlines against the sky; and betrayed no fear of the dangers of the Arabic Gulf, which the old historians always spoke of with horror, and upon which the ancient navigators never ventured without propitiating the gods by ample sacrifices.
In less than five minutes they had thus revealed to me their characters, and in less than five minutes I had buckled on a breast-plate of steely indifference, and let down a visor of impassible austerity.
Raoul, impassible, and a little disengaged by the attention of his hosts, looked from his place through the open window at the gardens and the statues which peopled them.
After we discovered this, we never went into ecstasies any more--we never admired any thing--we never showed any but impassible faces and stupid indifference in the presence of the sublimest wonders a guide had to display.
Ferguson, still cold and impassible, talked of this, that, and the other; but he strove in vain to overcome this infectious gloominess.
The turnkey, the same who, on Aramis's first arrival had shown himself so inquisitive and curious, was now not only silent, but impassible.
The officer looked askance at the impassible figure of his companion, and grew pale: he was an honest man as well as a brave one.
Elisabeth saw through the window-panes the two faces of Gobseck and Gigonnet (her uncle Bidault), which stood out in relief against the yellow wood-work of the old cafe, like two cameo heads, cold and impassible, in the rigid attitude that their gravity gave them.
The impassible man-servant stood by while he wrote, looking at his magnificent breadth of chest, and thinking what a glorious "staying-power" was there for the last terrible mile of the coming race.
You were seen- -you were observed with your notebook, impassible, taking notes.
The endless road ahead, & the stilled, impassible night.
The woods nearby were waterlogged still, the old cart tracks impassible, Where the charcoal burners gathered the cordwood, and once Long ago the green glades rang with the noise of forges.