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

: not influenced or affected by emotions

Full 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>
dis·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb
dis·pas·sion·ate·ness noun

First Known Use of DISPASSIONATE


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 Kids


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

Definition of DISPASSIONATE for Kids

:  not influenced by strong feeling or personal involvement :  calm, impartial <a dispassionate judgment>
dis·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb


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