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    impassive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impassive

    Definition
    (adj) having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    Synonyms : stolid
    Example Sentence
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
    Definition
    (adj) deliberately impassive in manner
    Example Sentence
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impassive

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Impassive-> A person saying-"I m Passive(Not Active)", that means he has no feelings,emotions.

Passive : inactive hence a person inactive in revealing emotions.zzzz

IMpressively PASSIVE

impassive=i+m+passive....i.e. someone saying.."i am passive=: deadpan , expressionless , poker-faced , unexpressive"...:)

'im-' normally means 'not'...but for these words...'im' means 'yes'... 1)impassioned(lot of passion) 2)impassive(lot of passiveness)... REMEMBER...!!!

Kim was simply I.M.ing her friends in Lit class when the sad PASSage was read. Kim was impassive when the passage was read.

I+M+PASSIVE....passivemeans accepting or allowing what happens or what others do , without active response hence impassive

impassive = im (not) + passive; not activate by something.

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