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  • Not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial.

    ‘she dealt with life's disasters in a calm, dispassionate way’
    • ‘That immediately drained the emotion out of everything; I became dispassionate, rational.’
    • ‘His unflappable dispassionate calm is an end in itself.’
    • ‘They wish to return to an atmosphere of mutual respect, which will permit rational and dispassionate debate.’
    • ‘It is not surprising that the decision was not as dispassionate and impartial as we might feel after 60 years.’
    • ‘How these professionals can remain dispassionate and impartial in their job I will never know.’
    • ‘Strong opinions are best served by cold dispassionate logic.’
    • ‘The advantage is that he will be able to take a more distant and dispassionate view of things and will be seen to be impartial.’
    • ‘The professional soldier is one who is cold, dispassionate and regretful in his duty when forced to kill.’
    • ‘But on the surface he remains calm, a dispassionate child observing his parents from the other side of an emotional gulf.’
    • ‘Will was calm and dispassionate in stating something that is demonstrably false.’
    • ‘He's a perfectionist who pushes himself, often in a cold, dispassionate way.’
    • ‘Don't look here for cool analysis or dispassionate reportage - Cohen is too angry for that.’
    • ‘People falsely assume that being dispassionate means being cold or indifferent.’
    • ‘They're able to go back now and take really deliberate, dispassionate views of the situation.’
    • ‘Instead, it comes across as a rather dispassionate account written by an author frightened of emotion.’
    • ‘While their style is sometimes cool and dispassionate, their sympathies are usually clear.’
    • ‘Instead we are given a cool, dispassionate demonstration of formal alternatives.’
    • ‘This is colder and more dispassionate, with a lead character who we're supposed to sympathise with, but who kills for a living.’
    • ‘There has been no open forum in which each side could present its case in a sober and dispassionate manner.’
    • ‘Her expression was pure tranquillity, so dispassionate and detached that she seemed to be in the depths of some daydream.’
    unemotional, non-emotional, unsentimental, emotionless, impassive, nonchalant, cool, collected, calm, cool, calm, and collected, unruffled, unperturbed, composed, self-possessed, level-headed, self-controlled, temperate, sober, placid, equable, tranquil, serene, unexcitable, unflappable
    objective, detached, neutral, disinterested, uninvolved, impersonal, impartial, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, unbiased, unprejudiced, open-minded, fair, fair-minded, just, equitable, balanced, even-handed, unselfish
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/disˈpaSH(ə)nət/ /dɪsˈpæʃ(ə)nət/