dispassion dispassion


  • (n) objectivity and detachment



  1. It was not an object lesson in Buddhist dispassion.
  2. The chilling dispassion with which Hawkins could dissect a friend's motives is apparent in his remarks on the widow's death.
  3. His faith in the dispassion ate application of reason to the muddle of human affairs was no less firm than Voltaire's.


  1. Among the standouts is Pico Iyer, a writer of Indian descent who grew up in England and California, describes himself as a member of a "transcontinental tribe of wanderers" who are "seasoned experts at dispassion," but not so good at...
    on Jan 9, 2005 By: Pico Iyer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I'm your son in many ways," Daniel says, analyzing his own awkward silence, "and your dispassion is my own."
    on Apr 13, 2010 By: Daniel Goldhagen Source: New York Times

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