[ im-pash-uh-nit ]
/ ɪmˈpæʃ ə nɪt /


filled with passion; impassioned.

Origin of impassionate

First recorded in 1595–1605; impassion + -ate1
Related formsim·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverbun·im·pas·sion·ate, adjectiveun·im·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for impassionate

  • 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
  • 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.

Word Origin and History for impassionate



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper