impassivity impassivity

Definition(s):

  • (n) apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

Usage(s):

  1. Like many Chinese, Bi is expert at concealing his feelings behind a facade of impassivity and self-control.
  2. The main virtue of the gold standard was that it operated with the impassivity of a natural law.

News

  • Twitchy Traders Overstate Market Alarm Over DC Noise

    Even when “the markets” purportedly freak out over exasperating political headlines and the impassivity of Congressional adversaries, only a tiny, unappointed cohort of traders presumes to express alarm on behalf of investors. Small, fleeting trades in off-hours or obscure corners … Continue reading ?
    on October 2, 2013     Source: Michael Santoli via Yahoo! Finance

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