impassibility

[ im-pas-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF impassibility
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"They see us," said Aramis, and sank again into impassibility.

Mrime acknowledges that much of his own and Stendhal's impassibility was pure posing.

Mona's impassibility was gone, and her questions, like her breath, came hot and fast.

Ursus had the intrepidity of a fly and the impassibility of a sensitive plant.

His impassibility was only feigned, and this is the curious side of the story.

"They see us," said Aramis, and sank again into his impassibility.

Lionel would receive it with impassibility, never answering.

The Cardinal listened to her representations with an impassibility as respectful as it was unbending.

Albert's impassibility contributed not a little to increase M. de Commarin's irritation.

He had been iron in his impassibility at that time, but he was steel now, and steel which had been through the fiercest of fires.

WORD ORIGIN

"incapable of feeling pain, exempt from suffering," mid-14c., from Old French impassible (13c.), from Church Latin impassibilis "incapable of passion," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + passibilis, from passio "suffering" (see passion). Related: Impassibility.

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