without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.
not subject to suffering.
- im·pas·sive·ly, adverb
- im·pas·sive·ness, im·pas·siv·i·ty [im-pa-siv-i-tee], /ˌɪm pæˈsɪv ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use impassive in a sentence
In each frame, Ai faces the camera, impassive and nearly immobile.
The high schoolers in the room are impassive, but the fathers give thoughtful frown-nods.
Upon his return to Capheaton from his triumphant battle on the hustings he had been as impassive as his traditions demanded.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Probably what most recommended her to the critical mind of Miss Warrender was her impassive taciturnity.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
A pallid haze breathes wanly on the surface of the impassive sky.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
British Dictionary definitions for impassive
not revealing or affected by emotion; reserved
calm; serene; imperturbable
rare unconscious or insensible
- impassively, adverb
- impassiveness or impassivity (ˌɪmpæˈsɪvɪtɪ), noun
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