Impassible


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Impassible is an adjective that means incapable of suffering or of experiencing pain.

The Latin word passio (POSS ee oh) translates roughly to ‘passion’ or ‘suffering.’ By adding the prefix I-M for ‘not,’ we get our word of the day which means ‘incapable of experiencing pain.’

Our English teacher Mr. Thorpe was so stoic and strong, he seemed impassible to us. But when he took a seat on a tack, we could immediately tell, by his pained outcry, that he was far from incapable of suffering.