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Related to impassively: apathetically, stolidity


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.
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Adv.1.impassively - in an impassive manner; "he submitted impassively to his arrest"
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[ɪmˈpæsɪvlɪ] ADVimpasiblemente, sin inmutarse
he listened impassivelyescuchó impasible or sin inmutarse


[ɪmˈpæsɪvli] advimpassiblement


(imˈpӕsiv) adjective
not feeling or showing emotion. an impassive face.
imˈpassively adverb
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It was uttered impassively, as the bird sings his note.
She and Martin had less than ever to say to each other, though in his own grim way he was more thoughtful, giving her to understand that there were no longer any restrictions laid upon her purchasing, and even suggesting that they remodel the house; as if, she thought impassively, at this late day, it could matter what she bought or in what she lived.
You'll call when you're ready for cheese," said Sally impassively.
He commenced to speak at some length, very impassively, very deliberately.
There are American vendettas," said the priest impassively.
I am seldom out in the streets after dark," said the little man impassively, "and never very late.
Appalling footage viewed by individuals impassively munching sandwiches as they sated their desire for gore.
The killer listened impassively yesterday as victims' families described the impact of his crime.
Grey-haired and mustachioed Bell, who was wearing a purple coat and purple jumper with an openneck white shirt, sat impassively in the dock as the case was "mentioned".
The 27-year-old double amputee, who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, stood impassively in the dock, his hands folded in front of him, as Judge Thokozila Masipa delivered her verdict.
Holmes, wearing jail garb with his hair still dyed orange but with the color fading to pink in places, sat impassively with two defense attorneys through the 45 minute hearing.
The elderly Weinstein, dressed in a traditional Pakistani tunic and speaking impassively to a camera in English, tells his wife Elaine that "I'm fine, I'm well, I'm getting all my medications, I'm being taken care of.