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Meaning of DISPASSIONATE

Pronunciation:  dis'pashunit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice; "a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"
 

DISPASSIONATE is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: fair, impartial
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*pas"sion*ate\, a.
1. Free from passion; not warped, prejudiced, swerved, or
   carried away by passion or feeling; judicial; calm;
   composed.

         Wise and dispassionate men.           --Clarendon.

2. Not dictated by passion; not proceeding from temper or
   bias; impartial; as, dispassionate proceedings; a
   dispassionate view.

Syn: Calm; cool; composed serene; unimpassioned; temperate;
     moderate; impartial; unruffled. --
     {Dis*pas"sion*ate*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*pas"sion*ate*ness},
     n.

 
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