dispassionate


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dis·pas·sion·ate

 (dĭs-păsh′ə-nĭt)
adj.
Not influenced by strong feelings or emotions; impartial: a dispassionate reporter.

dis·pas′sion·ate·ly adv.
dis·pas′sion·ate·ness n.
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dispassionate

(dɪsˈpæʃənɪt)
adj
devoid of or uninfluenced by emotion or prejudice; objective; impartial
disˈpassionately adv
disˈpassionateness n
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dis•pas•sion•ate

(dɪsˈpæʃ ə nɪt)

adj.
free from or unaffected by passion; devoid of personal feeling or bias; impartial; calm.
[1585–95]
dis•pas′sion•ate•ly, adv.
dis•pas′sion•ate•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dispassionate - unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice; "a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"
impartial - showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
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dispassionate

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dispassionate

adjective
1. Feeling or showing no strong emotional involvement:
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dispassionate

[dɪsˈpæʃnɪt] ADJ (= unbiased) [appraisal, observer] → imparcial; (= unemotional) [voice, tone] → desapasionado
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dispassionate

[dɪsˈpæʃənət] adj
(= impartial) [person] → objectif/ive; [observer] → impartial(e); [point of view] → impartial(e); [way, manner] → objectif/ive; [analysis, account] → objectif/ive
to be dispassionate about sth → juger qch de façon objective, juger qch de façon impartiale
(= unemotional) [person] → froid(e); [tone] → froid(e)
to be dispassionate about sth → être indifférent(e) à qch
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dispassionate

adj (= impartial)unvoreingenommen, objektiv; (= unemotional)unbewegt, leidenschaftslos
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dispassionate

[dɪsˈpæʃnɪt] adj (unbiased) → spassionato/a, imparziale; (unemotional) → calmo/a
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References in classic literature ?
You are not impulsive, you are not romantic, you are accustomed to view everything from the strong dispassionate ground of reason and calculation.
If the periods be distant from each other, the same remark will be applicable to all recent measures; and in proportion as the remoteness of the others may favor a dispassionate review of them, this advantage is inseparable from inconveniences which seem to counterbalance it.
Moreover, Speranski, either because he appreciated the other's capacity or because he considered it necessary to win him to his side, showed off his dispassionate calm reasonableness before Prince Andrew and flattered him with that subtle flattery which goes hand in hand with self-assurance and consists in a tacit assumption that one's companion is the only man besides oneself capable of understanding the folly of the rest of mankind and the reasonableness and profundity of one's own ideas.
If any plan which has been, or may be, offered to our consideration, should not, upon a dispassionate inspection, be found to answer this description, it ought to be rejected.
Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, I can entertain no doubt, after the most deliberate study and dispassionate judgment of which I am capable, that the view which most naturalists entertain, and which I formerly entertained--namely, that each species has been independently created--is erroneous.
All kept still, waiting to see who would break silence, which the Distressed Duenna did in these words: "I am confident, most mighty lord, most fair lady, and most discreet company, that my most miserable misery will be accorded a reception no less dispassionate than generous and condolent in your most valiant bosoms, for it is one that is enough to melt marble, soften diamonds, and mollify the steel of the most hardened hearts in the world; but ere it is proclaimed to your hearing, not to say your ears, I would fain be enlightened whether there be present in this society, circle, or company, that knight immaculatissimus, Don Quixote de la Manchissima, and his squirissimus Panza."
Let me continue to the end, as I began, without further digressions or anticipations, pursuing the plain path of dispassionate History.
There are poets who have chosen rural life for their subject for the sake of its passionless repose; and there are times when Wordsworth himself extols the mere calm and dispassionate survey of things as the highest aim of poetical culture.
It is now time to look after Sophia; whom the reader, if he loves her half so well as I do, will rejoice to find escaped from the clutches of her passionate father, and from those of her dispassionate lover.
I wrote a quiet, restrained, dispassionate account of Jackson's case.
But I cut short his appeal, and repulsed him so determinately, so decidedly, and with such a mixture of scornful indignation, tempered with cool, dispassionate sorrow and pity for his benighted mind, that he withdrew, astonished, mortified, and discomforted; and, a few days after, I heard that he had departed for London.
Yet the American citizen plumes himself upon this spirit, even when he is sufficiently dispassionate to perceive the ruin it works; and will often adduce it, in spite of his own reason, as an instance of the great sagacity and acuteness of the people, and their superior shrewdness and independence.