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Definition of "impassivity" [im•pas•siv•i•ty]

  • The state of being impassive (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "impassivity" in a sentence
  • "He sat there watching through the windows in a kind of impassivity, as much as he could see of the method by which the racing-boat was attached by long, rigid rods to the steady floating raft that had risen from beneath."
  • "Knightley grows increasingly assured throughout the film, her emotionally volatile Sabina a foil for the doctors' poker-faced impassivity."
  • "Ruth Harris's cultural history of the Dreyfus affair in turn-of-the-20th-century France provided insight not just into the shifting factions and carnival aspect of a public controversy, but also into how Alfred Dreyfus's "usual perplexing impassivity," as Ms. Harris put it, affected events."