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Syllabification: dis·pas·sion·ate
Pronunciation: /disˈpaSH(ə)nət

Definition of dispassionate in English:


Not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial: she dealt with life’s disasters in a calm, dispassionate way
More example sentences
  • That immediately drained the emotion out of everything; I became dispassionate, rational.
  • His unflappable dispassionate calm is an end in itself.
  • They wish to return to an atmosphere of mutual respect, which will permit rational and dispassionate debate.



Example sentences
  • People should view the circumstances now surrounding the particular case which may have generated this with a bit of calm, dispassion, and common sense.
  • It is not easy to write with feigned calm and dispassion about the events that unfolded in East Timor in 1999.
  • The first is the intellectual spirit of dispassion and coolness that grows out of the ideal of ‘critical distance.’


Example sentences
  • He is not a foreign correspondent in the Middle East with a duty to accurately, objectively and dispassionately report all he sees.
  • And he told the jury that when they came to look dispassionately and impartially at the evidence their duty would be to find Hart guilty.
  • The utmost care and attention is needed to see the internal drama fairly, accurately, dispassionately, in order to express it as it is seen.


Example sentences
  • Dispassionateness of judgment will also lead to dispassionateness of speech.
  • What this means is that my own ability for dispassionateness about Friend's standing as an artist is perhaps more questionable than most.
  • And here comes a certified Great Thinker to tell you that what really counts is not dispassionateness but, on the contrary, passion.

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