- filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent.
Origin of impassioned
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emotional, vehement, fervent, fiery.
- to fill, or affect strongly, with intense feeling or passion; inflame; excite.
Origin of impassion
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Examples from the Web for impassioned
You can clink your wine glass and deliver an impassioned speech about conquering the demons that kept you confined in the closet.How to Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive
November 26, 2014
There were impassioned heroes rallying together to become better than they thought they could be.‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing
November 10, 2014
Emma Watson this week impressed many with an impassioned U.N. speech about gender inequality.Celebrities, STFU About Your ‘Privacy’
September 24, 2014
In an impassioned call to action, he urged American doctors, nurses, and health care professionals to join Africa in its fight.CDC: 'Window Is Closing' on Containing Ebola
September 2, 2014
People were astonished by his impassioned speeches at separatist meetings.The Kremlin’s Crazy Shock Troops
May 22, 2014
His antagonist was Dr. Gunning, ready, fluent, and impassioned.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
When love has to breast the Hellespont it feels its most impassioned thrill.The Hunted Outlaw
Then, like the other woman, the impassioned one, Marie took hold of Pierre's hands.
So speaking she laughed with the happy heedlessness of an impassioned amorosa.
How his face would glow at the impassioned praises of virtue!Wilfrid Cumbermede
- filled with passion; fiery; inflamedan impassioned appeal
- (tr) to arouse the passions of; inflame
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Word Origin and History for impassioned
c.1600, past participle adjective from impassion.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper