AskDefine | Define dispassion

Dictionary Definition

dispassion n : objectivity and detachment [syn: dispassionateness]

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English

Etymology

dis- + passion

Noun

  1. Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Olympian detachment, abnegation, abstinence, accidia, acedia, aloofness, anesthesia, apathy, ataraxia, ataraxy, autism, benumbedness, blah, blahs, bovinity, calm, calmness, carelessness, casualness, catatonia, chill, chilliness, cold blood, cold heart, coldheartedness, coldness, comatoseness, conservatism, constraint, continence, control, cool, coolness, deadpan, detachment, disinterest, disinterestedness, dispassionateness, disregard, disregardfulness, dullness, easy temper, easygoingness, emotional deadness, emotionlessness, even temper, evenness, frigidity, frostiness, gentleness, golden mean, good temper, happy medium, heartlessness, hebetude, heedlessness, hopelessness, iciness, immovability, impartiality, impassibility, impassiveness, impassivity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, inappetence, inattention, incuriosity, indifference, indiscrimination, inexcitability, inexcitableness, inirritability, insouciance, judiciousness, juste-milieu, lack of affect, lack of appetite, lack of feeling, lack of touch, lackadaisicalness, languidness, lenity, lethargicalness, lethargy, listlessness, loftiness, meden agan, middle way, mildness, mindlessness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, negligence, neutrality, nonchalance, nonviolence, nothing in excess, numbness, objectivity, obtuseness, pacifism, passionlessness, passiveness, passivity, patience, phlegm, phlegmaticalness, phlegmaticness, plucklessness, pococurantism, poker face, prudence, recklessness, regardlessness, repose, resignation, resignedness, restraint, self-abnegation, self-absorption, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, selflessness, serenity, sloth, sluggishness, smooth temper, sobriety, sopor, soporifousness, soullessness, spiritlessness, spunklessness, stability, steadiness, stoicism, stolidity, straight face, stupefaction, stupor, supineness, temperance, temperateness, torpidity, torpidness, torpor, tranquillity, unanxiousness, unbias, unbiasedness, unconcern, unemotionalism, unexcessiveness, unexcitability, unextravagance, unextremeness, unfeeling, unfeelingness, unimpressibility, unimpressionableness, unirritableness, unmindfulness, unnervousness, unpassionateness, unresponsiveness, unselfishness, unsolicitousness, unsusceptibility, unsympatheticness, untouchability, via media, withdrawal, withdrawnness
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