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impassive

im·pas·sive

impassive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pae sihv
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not having, showing, or responding to emotion; unfeeling, expressionless, or insensitive.
The lawyer hoped his client would show some remorse, but the young man remained impassive.
antonyms:
emotional, responsive
similar words:
cold, impersonal, obtuse, phlegmatic, sedate, stolid, wooden
definition 2: not subject to physical sensation or suffering; insensate.
antonyms:
sensitive
definition 3: not moving or moved; still or tranquil.
similar words:
calm
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derivations: impassively (adv.), impassiveness (n.), impassivity (n.)