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IMPASSIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impassive mean? 

IMPASSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective IMPASSIVE has 2 senses:

1. having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
2. deliberately impassive in manner

  Familiarity information: IMPASSIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPASSIVE (adjective)


Sense 1impassive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited

Synonyms:

impassive; stolid

Context examples:

her impassive remoteness / he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight / a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course / her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

Similar:

unemotional (unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion)


Sense 2impassive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliberately impassive in manner

Synonyms:

deadpan; expressionless; poker-faced; unexpressive; impassive

Context examples:

deadpan humor / his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

Similar:

incommunicative; uncommunicative (not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions)


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