An impassive person is not emotional. They don't show their emotions, either positive or negative.

  • The impassive doctor didn't show any emotion as she gave the news.

  • The impassive politician didn't seem to care about the situation.

Definition of impassive


having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited




deliberately impassive in manner


deadpan, expressionless, poker-faced, unexpressive

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Example Sentences for impassive

  • 1

    It was impassioned of data processing and electronics.

  • 2

    Most of the upper floors are impassable.

  • 3

    That simply wasn't the source of the impasse.

  • 4

    For normal cars the track is impassable.

  • 5

    The outcry was impassioned and predictably hostile.

  • 6

    Much of the marsh and bayous remained impassable.

  • 7

    Selangor will regress if water impasse continues.

  • 8

    I apologize to all for the impasse and inconvenience.

  • 9

    He is an aloof, impassive, and a ruthless man.

  • 10

    He is an aloof, impassive, and ruthless man.