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  • 1 impassive — impassive, stoic, phlegmatic, apathetic, stolid are comparable when they mean slightly if at all responsive to something that might be expected to excite emotion or interest or to produce a sensation. The distinctions to be drawn between these… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Impassive — Im*pas sive, a. Not susceptible of pain or suffering; apathetic; impassible; unmoved. [1913 Webster] Impassive as the marble in the quarry. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] On the impassive ice the lightings play. Pope. {Im*pas sive*ly}, adv. {Im*pas… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 impassive — [im pas′iv] adj. [< IN 2 + PASSIVE] 1. not feeling pain; not liable to suffering; insensible 2. not feeling or showing emotion; placid; calm impassively [im΄pə siv′ə tē] adv. impassivity [im΄pa siv′i tē] n. impassiveness …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 impassive — index callous, controlled (restrained), dispassionate, impervious, inexpressive, inscrutable, insusceptible ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 impassive — (adj.) 1660s, not feeling pain, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + PASSIVE (Cf. passive). Meaning void of emotions is from 1690s. Related: Impassively; impassiveness (1640s) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 impassive — [adj] aloof, cool apathetic, callous, cold, cold blooded*, collected, composed, dispassionate, dry, emotionless, hardened, heartless, imperturbable, indifferent, indurated, inexcitable, inexpressive, inscrutable, insensible, insusceptible, matter …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 impassive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not feeling or showing emotion. DERIVATIVES impassively adverb impassiveness noun impassivity noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 impassive — [[t]ɪmpæ̱sɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is impassive or their face is impassive, they are not showing any emotion. [WRITTEN] He searched Hill s impassive face for some indication that he understood... As the foreman of the jury announced the… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 impassive — adjective Date: 1605 1. a. archaic unsusceptible to pain b. unsusceptible to physical feeling ; insensible c. unsusceptible to or destitute of emotion ; apathetic 2. giving no sign of feeling or emotion ; expressionless • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 impassive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, sit, stand ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ completely, quite …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 impassive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. stolid, phlegmatic, stoical, calm, undemonstrative. See insensibility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. indifferent, apathetic, stoic, stolid, phlegmatic, callous, sedate, insensitive, emotionless; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 impassive — im|pas|sive [ımˈpæsıv] adj not showing any emotion ▪ Her impassive face showed no reaction at all. >impassively adv ▪ The children studied him impassively. >impassivity [ˌımpæˈsıvıti] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 impassive — im|pas|sive [ ım pæsıv ] adjective not showing any emotion: Anton s face was impassive. ╾ im|pas|sive|ly adverb ╾ im|pas|siv|i|ty [ ,ımpə sıvəti ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 impassive — adjective not showing any emotion or feeling: Oscar s face remained impassive throughout the trial. impassively adverb impassivity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 impassive — UK [ɪmˈpæsɪv] / US adjective not showing any emotion Anton s face was impassive. Derived words: impassively adverb impassivity UK [ˌɪmpæˈsɪvətɪ] / US [ˌɪmpəˈsɪvətɪ] noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 16 impassive — impassively, adv. impassiveness, impassivity /im pa siv i tee/, n. /im pas iv/, adj. 1. without emotion; apathetic; unmoved. 2. calm; serene. 3. unconscious; insensible. 4. not subject to suffering. [1660 70; IM 2 + PASSIVE …

    Universalium

  • 17 impassive — adjective /ɪmˈpæsɪv/ a) Having, or revealing, no emotion. b) Still or motionless. Syn: apathetic, phlegmatic …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 impassive — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, affectless, aloof, anesthetized, apathetic, arctic, at rest, autistic, backward, bashful, blank, blunt, bored, bovine, callous, calm, careless, catatonic, chill, chilled, chilly, cloistered, cold, cold as… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 impassive — im·pas·sive || ɪm pæsɪv adj. apathetic, unemotional, undemonstrative, stolid; calm, relaxed; not sensitive to pain …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 impassive — adjective not feeling or showing emotion. Derivatives impassively adverb impassiveness noun impassivity noun …

    English new terms dictionary