Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[im-pash-uh-nit] /ɪmˈpæʃ ə nɪt/
filled with passion; impassioned.
Origin of impassionate
First recorded in 1595-1605; impassion + -ate1
Related forms
impassionately, adverb
unimpassionate, adjective
unimpassionately, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for impassionate
Historical Examples
  • Of all characters, perhaps that of the loving, impassionate Star of the North suited her best.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • She took up postures of prayer and rapture, with staring eyes, and spoke with impassionate and glowing rhetoric.

  • But when angered, her impassionate nature manifests itself in its ugliest form.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • I will leave it to the calm, impassionate and unpartisan reader to state whether that remark ought to create ill-feeling.

    Remarks Bill Nye
Word Origin and History for impassionate

"free from passion," 1620s, from in- (1) "not" + passionate. Related: Impassionately.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for impassionate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for impassionate

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for impassionate