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  • adj. Free from passion; dispassionate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from passion; dispassionate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from passion.


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dis- + passion + -ed


  • I agree with you, but I am presupposing that the Justices are deciding these issues based on their dispassioned belief about how the law works, not based on their personal political viewpoints.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » First Monday:

  • 'I don't think, you know, an old friend does him any wrong; but last night I had no real oppor --' He firmly adjusted his spectacles, and looked long into the dark, dispassioned face.

    The Return

  • Orrery and Montrath had their own ends to serve, and were bitter enemies; and when Montrath died, as Hyde expresses it, "they who took the most dispassioned survey of all that had been done, and of what remained to be done, did conclude that nothing could reasonably produce a settlement, but the deputing one single person to exercise that government."

    Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon — Volume 02

  • Mr. Woodall placed the government when he requested them to introduce a completely new subject on which men profoundly differed, and which, it was clear, should receive a full and dispassioned investigation?

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)

  • Dr. Caldwell, a very sound but dispassioned preacher, stood by him and improved the influences in his own congregations.

    Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical, Illustrative of the Principles of a Portion of Her Early Settlers

  • True and false accusations and misinformation of every possible political, social, or religious incident by the media in the last 40 years have dispassioned many. - Local News


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