Im·pas·sive a. Not susceptible of pain or suffering; apathetic; impassible; unmoved.
Impassive as the marble in the quarry. --De Quincey.
On the impassive ice the lightings play. --Pope.
-- Im*pas*sive*ly, adv. -- Im*pas*sive*ness, n.
adj 1: 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; "a
silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of
course"-Virginia Woolf; "her face showed nothing but
stolid indifference" [syn: stolid]
2: deliberately impassive in manner; "deadpan humor"; "his face
remained expressionless as the verdict was read" [syn: deadpan,
expressionless, poker-faced, unexpressive]