impassive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

im- (not) +‎ passive (to express the suffering or feeling)[1]

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impassive (comparative more impassive, superlative most impassive)

  1. Having, or revealing, no emotion.
    • 2016 May 22, Phil McNulty, “Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United”, in BBC[1]:
      It was a victory that clearly meant so much to Van Gaal as the normally impassive manager raced from his seat in the technical area to celebrate Lingard's winner.
  2. Still or motionless.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “impassive”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.