dispassionate

[dis-pash-uh-nit]

adjective

free from or unaffected by passion; devoid of personal feeling or bias; impartial; calm: a dispassionate critic.

Nearby words

  1. disparately,
  2. disparity,
  3. disparlure,
  4. dispart,
  5. dispassion,
  6. dispassionately,
  7. dispatch,
  8. dispatch boat,
  9. dispatch box,
  10. dispatch case

Origin of dispassionate

First recorded in 1585–95; dis-1 + passionate

Related formsdis·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverbdis·pas·sion·ate·ness, nounun·dis·pas·sion·ate, adjectiveun·dis·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for dispassionate

dispassionate

adjective

devoid of or uninfluenced by emotion or prejudice; objective; impartial
Derived Formsdispassionately, adverbdispassionateness, noun

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Word Origin and History for dispassionate

dispassionate

adj.

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

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