Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Unaffected by suffering; not having or not showing emotion; impassible; apathetic.

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Usage examples "impassive":

  1. In a moment he had overcome the unworthy sensation, and was again impassive and seemingly cool. - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
  2. What with all the day had brought, and Darthea and Jack, and now this stern old man silent, impassive, unmoved by what was shaking me like a storm,- although I loved him still for all his hardness,- I had no refuge but in tears. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.
  3. Every one had turned toward Prince Tabnit, and as St. George looked it smote him whimsically that that impassive profile was like the profiles upon the ancient coins which, almost any day, might be cast up by a passing hoof on the island mold. - "Romance Island", Zona Gale.