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dispassionate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
    • a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact

Dis*pas"sion*ate adjective
  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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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