EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

impassive +‎ -ity

NounEdit

impassivity (usually uncountable, plural impassivities)

  1. The state of being impassive.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 37:
      [T]hey were baffled by tears in moustached sixth-formers, by walls of impassivity in the Lower School, by silent conspiracies which nullified the rules.

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