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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pas·sive /(ˌ)ɪmˈpæsɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]