WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
im•pas•sive /ɪmˈpæsɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. showing or feeling no emotion:remained impassive in spite of our pleas for help.
im•pas•sive•ly, adv.: watched impassively as they led her son to the gallows.
im•pas•siv•i•ty /ˌɪmpæˈsɪvɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -pass-2.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
im•pas•sive  (im pasiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. without emotion; apathetic;
    unmoved.
  2. calm;
    serene.
  3. unconscious;
    insensible.
  4. not subject to suffering.
im•passive•ly, adv. 
im•passive•ness, im•pas•siv•i•ty  (im′pa sivi tē),USA pronunciation n. 
  • im-2 + passive 1660–70
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged emotionless, phlegmatic, stoical, indifferent, undisturbed, unperturbed.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged tranquil, unruffled, composed.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged unaffected;
      unflinching.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

impassive /ɪmˈpæsɪv/ adj
  1. not revealing or affected by emotion; reserved
  2. calm; serene; imperturbable

imˈpassively adv imˈpassiveness, impassivity /ˌɪmpæˈsɪvɪtɪ/ n



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