- incapable of suffering pain.
- incapable of suffering harm.
- incapable of emotion; impassive.
Origin of impassible
Examples from the Web for impassible
Still grave and impassible, the Cardinal looked at her and waited.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
She lifted up her lips and kissed Henry Dunbar's impassible face.
That face was as pale as death: but cold, stern, and impassible.
Almayer looked at her furtively, but the face was as impassible as ever.Almayer's Folly
Up to that moment the Chief's countenance had been impassible.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
- not susceptible to pain or injury
- impassive or unmoved
Word Origin and History for impassible
"incapable of feeling pain, exempt from suffering," mid-14c., from Old French impassible (13c.), from Church Latin impassibilis "incapable of passion," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + passibilis, from passio "suffering" (see passion). Related: Impassibility.