American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Unshakably calm and collected. See Synonyms at cool.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Incapable of being perturbed or agitated; unmoved; self-contained; calm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Incapable of being disturbed or disconcerted.
- adj. not easily perturbed or excited or upset; marked by extreme calm and composure
“Osman can scarcely be called imperturbable, for he has his daily and hourly moods, and is of varying temper; but he carries himself always as though conscious of being an outcast, whom nothing can either elevate or defile.”
“And the other, calm-eyed, cool-browed, serene; strong in her own integrity, with faith in herself, thoroughly at ease; dispassionate, imperturbable; a figure chiselled from some cold marble quarry.”
“He turned on his moccasined heel and walked out, imperturbable, sphinx-like, neither giving nor receiving greetings nor looking to right or left.”
“Never mind, honey," his imperturbable wife assured him in a stage whisper.”
“Monkton, recently elevated to the managership, gasped, swallowed, and maintained his imperturbable attentiveness.”
“Lily Sanderson's fate had not been hers, and her wonderful man-boy, without the threat of a blow, slow of speech and imperturbable, had conquered the big blacksmith.”
“Tamara was usually a resolute soldier, a calm and imperturbable Warrior of God, but now she seemed distressed.”
“The most impressive thing about McIlroy's game, after watching him for 36 holes, is his imperturbable rhythm—not just the rhythm of his heartbreakingly beautiful, powerful swing he outdrove Johnson and Mickelson much more than they outdrove him, but the rhythm of his routine.”
“They follow with naked feet: an extraordinary sight, as the filmmakers clearly understood given all the footage of Dr. Jesus Rivas and his wife and research partner, Dr. Sarah Corey, trudging barefoot and imperturbable through Venezuelan swamp waters, every now and then stepping on or around alligators.”
“Not so no-drama-Obama who evinces an imperturbable cool utterly bereft of inner trauma.”
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