- free from or unaffected by passion; devoid of personal feeling or bias; impartial; calm: a dispassionate critic.
Origin of dispassionate
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cool, unemotional, uninvolved; fair, just.
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Examples from the Web for dispassionate
Now would seem like a strange time for a dispassionate, de-politicized immigration solution to emerge from the House.The House GOP’s Big Immigration Fail
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Whether you can get outside your own skin or sexuality and look at the world with a dispassionate eye.Bring ‘Another Country’ to Broadway: Why a Hit British Classic Needs Its New York Moment
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Precisely because of their obsession with numbers and data, they are dispassionate about social issues.The Insurance Industry’s Liberal Turn
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This dispassionate examination of youthful passion is encased in a rather airless narrative structure.‘Jeune et Jolie’ (‘Young and Beautiful’) Opens at Cannes With Model Marine Vacth
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Being a dispassionate organism, it can never be perfectly informed.The Secret Agent
“I shall never forgive you, Nina,” said Almayer, in a dispassionate voice.Almayer's Folly
You are a witness, sir—a dispassionate, unprejudiced witness.
The life is their own life; the record is that of a dispassionate observer.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
The members of a republic, above all other men, should be candid and dispassionate.The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
- devoid of or uninfluenced by emotion or prejudice; objective; impartial
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Word Origin and History for dispassionate
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