impassive


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im·pas·sive

 (ĭm-păs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Devoid of or not subject to emotion.
2. Revealing no emotion; expressionless.
3. Archaic Incapable of physical sensation.
4. Motionless; still.

[in- + passive, suffering (obsolete).]

im·pas′sive·ly adv.
im·pas′sive·ness, im′pas·siv′i·ty n.

impassive

(ɪmˈpæsɪv)
adj
1. not revealing or affected by emotion; reserved
2. calm; serene; imperturbable
3. rare unconscious or insensible
imˈpassively adv
imˈpassiveness, impassivity n

im•pas•sive

(ɪmˈpæs ɪv)

adj.
1. showing or feeling no emotion; unmoved.
2. not subject to suffering.
[1660–70]
im•pas′sive•ly, adv.
im•pas′sive•ness, im`pas•siv′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impassive - having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall; "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf; "her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"
unemotional - unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
2.impassive - deliberately impassive in mannerimpassive - deliberately impassive in manner; "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

impassive

impassive

adjective
2. With little or no emotion or expression:
3. Not capable of being affected or impressed:
Translations
عَديم التاثُّر ، بارِد الأعْصاب
bezvýrazný
uanfægtetudtryksløs
ósnortinn; svipbrigîalaus
bejausmis
apātisksbezkaislīgs
duygusuzhissiz

impassive

[ɪmˈpæsɪv] ADJimpasible, imperturbable

impassive

[ɪmˈpæsɪv] adjimpassible

impassive

adj, impassively
advgelassen

impassive

[ɪmˈpæsɪv] adjimpassibile

impassive

(imˈpӕsiv) adjective
not feeling or showing emotion. an impassive face.
imˈpassively adverb
References in classic literature ?
Howard's impassive face betrayed no sign, but his attitude and bearing lost something of their careless confidence for a moment.
Impassive faces, yet with a suspended--not an abolished--expression on them; faces, rather, in a fearful pause, as having yet to raise the dropped lids of the eyes, and bear witness with the bloodless lips, "THOU DIDST IT
She read it, in the same stately and impassive way, - untouched by its contents, as far as I could see, - and returned it to him.
The warm and impassioned exhortations of Cedric had as little effect upon his impassive temper, as red-hot balls alighting in the water, which produce a little sound and smoke, and are instantly extinguished.
The man was quite impassive and waited for his orders.
Here there was matter for reflection even to the most impassive man in the world.
In the house in which the judicial inquiry was made," continued the impassive cardinal, "there lodges, I believe, a young Bearnais, a friend of the Musketeer.
Villefort, impassive as he was, was struck with this coincidence; and the tremulous voice of Dantes, surprised in the midst of his happiness, struck a sympathetic chord in his own bosom -- he also was on the point of being married, and he was summoned from his own happiness to destroy that of another.
Meanwhile the prisoner had remained impassive and as if he had no understanding of what was taking place.
Here and there gleams as of a few scattered pieces of silver marked the windings of the great river; and on the nearest of them, just within the bar, the tug steaming right into the land became lost to my sight, hull and funnel and masts, as though the impassive earth had swallowed her up without an effort, without a tremor.
Germain whose houses present to the outer world a face as impassive and as suggestive of the concentration of privacy within as the blank walls of Eastern seraglios.
When I went over to my own room I found him waiting, impassive as the copper head on a penny, to pull off my boots.