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im pa siv

  • s  having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    her impassive remoteness
    he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
  • s  deliberately impassive in manner

  • The prisoner maintained an impassive expression, leading many to wonder what he was feeling.
  • The Martian who came out of the weird looking spaceship maintained an impassive expression in spite of strong provocation from earthlings.
  • Quien sabe?"), while the impassive Chinese traditionally added to his so-called inscrutability by omitting directions from his ideograms.
News & Articles

  • Billionaire Kenny Troutt Founded America's Most Indulgent, Most Successful Youth Basketball Team
    It wasn't easy to pick Kenny Troutt out of the crowd of Texas Titans parents huddled in the bleachers at a recent Nike Elite Youth Basketball League tournament in Frisco, Tex. The 65-year-old, semiretired telecom billionaire was wearing oversize jeans and a team-branded polo over a long-sleeved T-shirt--just another fashion-challenged basketball dad, and an impassive one at that. Despite the ...
    June 27, 2013 - Forbes

  • Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Washington Post
    We cannot remain impassive in the face of the horror that continues to unfold before our eyes,Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said as he and French President Jacques Chirac presented the plan in Gerona, Spain.
  • Michelle Bachelet in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    We can't remain impassive in the face of a situation that worries us all,Bachelet said Saturday as she announced the meeting.
  • Jorge del Castillo in Washington Post
    The state can't remain impassive faced with this situation,del Castillo told reporters in Lima. "These measures are severe but absolutely necessary to safeguard order in the country."

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