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 ?
It is my dearest ambition to be as impassive as the Sphinx.
And through it all moved the Iron Heel, impassive and deliberate, shaking up the whole fabric of the social structure in its search for the comrades, combing out the Mercenaries, the labor castes, and all its secret services, punishing without mercy and without malice, suffering in silence all retaliations that were made upon it, and filling the gaps in its fighting line as fast as they appeared.
The doctor made his examination with impassive face.
He was evidently distressed, and breathed painfully, but could not restrain the wild laughter that convulsed his usually impassive features.
Here there was matter for reflection even to the most impassive man in the world.
In the balcony, and here and there below, shone the impassive faces of women.
Thus the travelers enclosed within the projectile were enabled to follow with their eyes the impassive needle which marked the precise moment of their departure.
Madame Defarge met the lifted eyebrows and forehead with a cold, impassive stare.
His hard, impassive look had never altered, he had been seen everywhere in his accustomed City haunts, his hat a little better brushed than usual, his clothes a little more carefully put on, his buttonhole more obvious and his laugh readier.
He looked at the two with impassive face, and took his place at the table.
And Michael, strung as a taut string, knowing that something was expected of him, on his toes to serve, remembered his ancient lessons on the Makambo, vainly looked into the impassive face of Steward for a sign, then looked about and saw, not TWO glasses, but ONE glass.
She was a large, impassive, heavy-featured woman with a stern set expression of mouth.