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dispassionate

[dis-pash-uh-nit] /dɪsˈpæʃ ə nɪt/
adjective
1.
free from or unaffected by passion; devoid of personal feeling or bias; impartial; calm:
a dispassionate critic.
Origin of dispassionate
1585-1595
1585-95; dis-1 + passionate
Related forms
dispassionately, adverb
dispassionateness, noun
undispassionate, adjective
undispassionately, adverb
Synonyms
cool, unemotional, uninvolved; fair, just.
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  • When I come to look back upon the circumstances calmly and dispassionately now, I'm not entirely surprised at its unhappy end.

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  • And now let us dispassionately, if possible, regard the evidence.

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  • He spoke in a low, even monotone, dispassionately, as though for him the incident no longer was of interest.

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  • He shook his head emphatically, but his voice was as dispassionately brusque as ever.

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  • "But not by buzzing will we crush the bear," Mr. Wickson went on coldly and dispassionately.

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • He had talked of it with her, and he knew how dispassionately she awaited Florimond's return.

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • "Well, I suppose that's the way some people might look at it," said Lyra dispassionately.

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British Dictionary definitions for dispassionately

dispassionate

/dɪsˈpæʃənɪt/
adjective
1.
devoid of or uninfluenced by emotion or prejudice; objective; impartial
Derived Forms
dispassionately, adverb
dispassionateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dispassionately

dispassionate

adj.

1590s, from dis- "the opposite of" (see dis-) + passionate. Related: Dispassionately.

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