HyperDic: impassive

English > 2 senses of the word impassive:
ADJECTIVEallimpassive, stolidhaving or revealing little emotion or sensibility
allimpassive, deadpan, expressionless, poker-faced, unexpressivedeliberately impassive in manner
impassive > pronunciation
Soundsihmpae'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > impassive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited.
Examples
  • "her impassive remoteness"
  • "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff &
Synonymstolid
Broaderunemotionalunsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
Spanishestólido, flemático, frío, impasible, imperturbable, inalterable
Catalanfred, impertorbable, inalterable
Nounsimpassivity, impassivenessapathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
Adverbsimpassivelyin an impassive manner
English > impassive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdeliberately impassive in manner.
Synonymsdeadpan, expressionless, poker-faced, unexpressive
Broaderuncommunicative, incommunicativenot inclined to talk / talk / talk or give information or express opinions
Spanishimpasible, inexpresivo
Catalanimpassible, inexpressiu
Nounsimpassivenessapathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

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