Impassive or impassioned?

impassive = showing no signs of feelings; unmoved, expressionless

  • She remained impassive as the officer informed her of the tragic news.
  • As the jury announced the verdict, the accused remained impassive.
  • The lawyer looked impassively at him and said nothing.
  • John’s face was impassive.

impassioned = showing or feeling very strong emotions

  • The president made an impassioned speech to the people.
  • An impassioned plea for justice.
  • The lawyer made an impassioned argument in her defence.

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