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Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Definitions for impassive

  1. Devoid of or unsusceptible to emotion.
  2. Showing no sign of emotion or feeling; expressionless.

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Citations for impassive
As before, he seemed neither happy nor unhappy. Just utterly impassive. Lesley Hazleton, Driving To Detroit
Yet highway troopers, too, wore smoked glasses to mask their emotions and thus look formidably impassive as they delivered news as highly charged as jazz. Edward Hoagland, Compass Points
Origin of impassive
1660-1670
Impassive is derived from Latin in-, "not" + passivus, "subject to emotion," from passus, past participle of pati, "to suffer."