Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not impassioned; marked by a reasonable approach totally devoid of emotional influence or appeal: answered the charges with an unimpassioned defense.

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  • adj. Not impassioned; lacking passion; without emotion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not impassioned; not moved or actuated by passion; uninfluenced by passion; calm; tranquil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. free from emotional appeal; marked by reasonableness

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Examples

  • Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense.

    David Bromwich: Obama on Civility and Lincoln on the Rule of Law

  • Her eyes set widely and her unimpassioned gaze seem to be saying, It's just me.

    Interview with Susan Vreeland

  • In Young at Heart, the composer, played by Gig Young, seems unimpassioned and conceited.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Hereward was obliged himself to ask her, with the unimpassioned and reverential demeanour of a private soldier to a princess, whether he ought to summon her female attendants? to which she faintly uttered a negative.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Nor is its downfall less terrible to its visionary elevator, because others had seen it from the beginning as a folly or a chimera; its dissolution should be estimated, not by its romance in the unimpassioned examination of a rational looker on, but by its believed promise of felicity to its credulous projector.

    Camilla

  • The Russians I had met so far seemed perfectly charming yet slightly unimpassioned.

    Pablo Ganguli: Visitors in Russia

  • In my opinion with whole program was a “Code Word” to do just that, yet it was portrayed by CNN as an intellectual and unimpassioned discussion about race.

    Uncovering America with Joe Johns

  • Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.

    Think Progress » ‘The Hero of Guantanamo’ Speaks

  • Prelatist, is desirous that his predecessors should be held moderate in their power, and just in their execution of its privileges, when truly, the unimpassioned peruser of the annals of those times shall deem them sanguinary, violent, and tyrannical.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • It was such a determined, unimpassioned, inflexible, cold – blooded way of going to work.

    Dombey and Son

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