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impassive

[ im-pas-iv ]
/ ɪmˈpæs ɪv /
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adjective
without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.
calm; serene.
unconscious; insensible.
not subject to suffering.
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Origin of impassive

First recorded in 1660–70; im-2 + passive

OTHER WORDS FROM impassive

im·pas·sive·ly, adverbim·pas·sive·ness, im·pas·siv·i·ty [im-pa-siv-i-tee], /ˌɪm pæˈsɪv ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impassive

impassive
/ (ɪmˈpæsɪv) /

adjective
not revealing or affected by emotion; reserved
calm; serene; imperturbable
rare unconscious or insensible

Derived forms of impassive

impassively, adverbimpassiveness or impassivity (ˌɪmpæˈsɪvɪtɪ), noun
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