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Meaning of IMPASSIVE

Pronunciation:  im'pasiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  deliberately impassive in manner; "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"
  2. [adj]  having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall; "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf; "her face showed nothing but stolid indifference"

IMPASSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: deadpan, expressionless, incommunicative, poker-faced, stolid, uncommunicative, unemotional, unexpressive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pas"sive\, a.
Not susceptible of pain or suffering; apathetic; impassible;

      Impassive as the marble in the quarry.   --De Quincey.

      On the impassive ice the lightings play. --Pope.
-- {Im*pas"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Im*pas"sive*ness}, n.

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