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Another word for impassive

  1. Without emotion or interest

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  2. With little or no emotion or expression

  3. Not capable of being affected or impressed

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Another word for impassive

      1. Devoid of emotion; impassive.
      1. Not physically sensitive; numb.
      2. Lacking in sensitivity to the feelings or circumstances of others; unfeeling.
      3. Indifferent or inattentive:
      1. Serenely deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner.
      1. Having calluses; toughened:
      2. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling:
      3. To make or become callous.
      1. Of or relating to phlegm; phlegmy.
      2. Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional or apathetic.
      3. Having phlegm as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
      1. Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive:
      1. One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
      2. A member of an originally Greek school of philosophy, founded by Zeno of Citium about 308 bc , believing that God determined everything for the best and that virtue is sufficient for happiness. Its later Roman form advocated the calm acceptance of all occurrences as the unavoidable result of divine will or of the natural order.
      3. Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive:
      1. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.
      2. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive.
      1. Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic:
      2. Having no marked feeling for or against:
      3. Not mattering one way or the other; unimportant; immaterial:
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Synonym Study

  • Phlegmatic is applied to one who by temperament is not easily disconcerted or aroused
  • Stolid suggests dullness, obtuseness, or stupidity in one who is not easily moved or excited
  • ?stoic implies an austere indifference to pleasure or pain and specifically suggests the ability to endure suffering without flinching he received the bad news with stoic calm
  • Apathetic stresses an indifference or listlessness from which one cannot easily be stirred to feeling an apathetic electorate
  • Impassive means not having or showing any feeling or emotion, although it does not necessarily connote an incapability of being affected his impassive face did not betray his anguish