incapable of suffering pain.
incapable of suffering harm.
incapable of emotion; impassive.
Origin of impassible
Related formsim·pas·si·bil·i·ty, im·pas·si·ble·ness, nounim·pas·si·bly, adverb
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English
word from Late Latin
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Related Words for impassiblecallous
Examples from the Web for impassible
Historical Examples of impassible
Still grave and impassible, the Cardinal looked at her and waited.
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.
Up to that moment the Chief's countenance had been impassible.
British Dictionary definitions for impassible
Derived Formsimpassibility or impassibleness, nounimpassibly, adverb
not susceptible to pain or injury
impassive or unmoved
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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.
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