dispassionate

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adjective dis·pas·sion·ate \ -sh(ə-)nət \

Definition of dispassionate

:not influenced by strong feeling; especially :not affected by personal or emotional involvement
  • a dispassionate critic
  • a dispassionate approach to an issue

dispassionately

adverb

dispassionateness

noun

Examples of dispassionate in a Sentence

  1. Journalists aim to be dispassionate observers.

  2. He spoke in a dispassionate tone about the accident.

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First Known Use of dispassionate

1594

Synonym Discussion of dispassionate

fair, just, equitable, impartial, unbiased, dispassionate, objective mean free from favor toward either or any side. fair implies a proper balance of conflicting interests.
    • a fair decision
just implies an exact following of a standard of what is right and proper.
    • a just settlement of territorial claims
equitable implies a less rigorous standard than just and usually suggests equal treatment of all concerned.
    • the equitable distribution of the property
impartial stresses an absence of favor or prejudice.
    • an impartial third party
unbiased implies even more strongly an absence of all prejudice.
    • your unbiased opinion
dispassionate suggests freedom from the influence of strong feeling and often implies cool or even cold judgment.
    • a dispassionate summation of the facts
objective stresses a tendency to view events or persons as apart from oneself and one's own interest or feelings.
    • I can't be objective about my own child

DISPASSIONATE Defined for English Language Learners

dispassionate

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Definition of dispassionate for English Language Learners

  • : not influenced or affected by emotions


DISPASSIONATE Defined for Kids

dispassionate

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adjective dis·pas·sion·ate \ dis-ˈpa-shə-nət \

Definition of dispassionate for Students

:not influenced by strong feeling or personal involvement :calm, impartial
  • a dispassionate judgment

dispassionately

adverb


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