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impassive

adjective uk   /ɪmˈpæs.ɪv/ us  
If someone's face is impassive, it expresses no emotion, because the person seems not to be affected by the situation they are experiencing.
impassively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The defendant sat impassively in the dock while evidence was given against him.
impassivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪm.pæsˈɪv.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
Translations of “impassive”
in Spanish impasible…
in French impassible…
in German teilnahmslos…
in Chinese (Traditional) 神情冷漠的, 木然的…
in Russian безразличный, невозмутимый…
in Turkish sakin, duygularını belli etmeyen, kayıtsız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 神情冷漠的, 木然的…
in Polish beznamiętny…
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