Adjective "impassive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not feeling or showing emotion.
  1. 'Tony went on to captain the school team, a sense of command obvious in the impassive determination of his set jaw and squared teenage shoulders.'
  2. 'All I could do was sit back and watch as they made what sounded like haikus behind impassive masks and continually struck awkward poses.'
  3. 'Their faces are impassive; their beaks look ready to tear you to shreds.'
  4. 'It is an impassive reversal of the expected hospital-drama roles to which the movie attaches no overt irony.'
  5. 'Green looked impassive when the judge handed down his guilty verdict.'
  6. 'The statements and inferences made were aggravated by a large photograph of an impassive young woman pointing a shotgun into the lens.'
  7. 'He had an impassive expression, as if he had been expecting this all along.'
  8. 'While listening to the evidence, he often joined his hands together above his lap as though in prayer, but remained impassive.'
  9. 'The former underwear model said nothing and was impassive as she was hustled into a police vehicle with bars on the windows.'
  10. 'He remains utterly impassive when an entire audience is booing him behind his back.'


1. without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.

2. calm; serene.

3. unconscious; insensible.

4. not subject to suffering.

More examples(as adjective)

"emperors can be impassive on daises."

"faces can be impassive."

"people can be impassive."

"expressions can be impassive."

"earths can be impassive."

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