impassible [im- pas- uh-b uh l] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for impassible on Thesaurus.com incapable of suffering pain. incapable of suffering harm. incapable of emotion; impassive. Origin of impassible
First recorded in
1300–50; Middle English
passible Related forms im·pas·si·bil·i·ty, im·pas·si·ble·ness, noun im·pas·si·bly, adverb
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Related Words for impassible callous
strong Examples from the Web for impassible Historical Examples of impassible
Still grave and
impassible, the Cardinal looked at her and waited.
That face was as pale as death: but cold, stern, and
She lifted up her lips and kissed Henry Dunbar's
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 not susceptible to pain or injury impassive or unmoved Derived Forms impassibility or impassibleness, noun impassibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for impassible adj.
"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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