impassive

impassive

[im-pas-iv]
adjective
1.
without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.
2.
calm; serene.
3.
unconscious; insensible.
4.
not subject to suffering.

Origin:
1660–70; im-2 + passive

impassively, adverb
impassiveness, impassivity [im-pa-siv-i-tee] , noun


1. emotionless, phlegmatic, stoical, indifferent, undisturbed, unperturbed. 2. tranquil, unruffled, composed. 4. unaffected; unflinching.
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impassive (ɪmˈpæsɪv)
 
adj
1.  not revealing or affected by emotion; reserved
2.  calm; serene; imperturbable
3.  rare unconscious or insensible
 
im'passively
 
adv
 
im'passiveness
 
n
 
impassivity
 
n

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impassive
1660s, "not feeling pain," from in- (1) + passive. Meaning "void of emotions" is from 1690s.
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