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[im-pas-iv] /ɪmˈpæs ɪv/

without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.
calm; serene.
unconscious; insensible.
not subject to suffering.
not revealing or affected by emotion; reserved
calm; serene; imperturbable
(rare) unconscious or insensible

1660s, “not feeling pain,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + passive. Meaning “void of emotions” is from 1690s. Related: Impassively; impassiveness (1640s).


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