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  • noun The state or quality of being dispassionate.

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  • noun objectivity and detachment


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dispassionate +‎ -ness


  • Her father mistook her dispassionateness for a veil of politeness over a sense of ill-usage.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Burke's usual objectivity and dispassionateness de - part when he ponders the effect of darkness on human imagination.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The Taoist theory of prolonging life by quietism and dispassionateness, by regulating one's breath, and using medicines is untenable.


  • He must hear her confession, not as man, but as God; he must pronounce his judgments with a divine dispassionateness.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • He looked at her with the dispassionateness which comes to men who have lived much in countries where nakedness offers itself unashamed to the sunlight, and said to himself, "I should like to see her run."

    The Judge

  • Other journalists were fighting him; but truly enough, though with a rare dispassionateness, he realised that this meant a need for Daily bread in others similar to his own.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • I have lived without forethought or arrière pensée -- without the weakness of regrets or the stinginess of precautions, 'and then he turned to me -- his eyes were half shut and his voice was muffled as if a flood were battering on the door of his dispassionateness,' I have had everything in life except you, 'he said.


  • For the sullen steadiness, dispassionateness, detachment with which it was said made it more real than it had been at the water's edge.

    The Visioning

  • In this, too, the want of dispassionateness in his nature revealed itself.

    Reminiscences of Tolstoy

  • Restraining our emotions as much as possible, let us endeavor to analyse that power with mathematical dispassionateness.

    Manhood of Humanity.


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