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English definition of “impassive”


adjective     /ɪmˈpæs.ɪv/
describes a person's face when it expresses no emotion, because they seem not to be affected by the situation they are experiencingNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions impassively     /-li/ adverb The defendant sat impassively in the dock while evidence was given against him.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions impassivity     /ˌɪm.pæsˈɪv.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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