impassioned

[ im-pash-uhnd ]
/ ɪmˈpæʃ ənd /

adjective

filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent.

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Origin of impassioned

First recorded in 1595–1605; impassion + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM impassioned

im·pas·sioned·ly, adverbim·pas·sioned·ness, nounun·im·pas·sioned, adjectiveun·im·pas·sioned·ly, adverb

Definition for impassioned (2 of 2)

impassion
[ im-pash-uh n ]
/ ɪmˈpæʃ ən /

verb (used with object)

to fill, or affect strongly, with intense feeling or passion; inflame; excite.

Origin of impassion

From the Italian word impassionare, dating back to 1585–95. See im-1, passion
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British Dictionary definitions for impassioned (1 of 2)

impassioned
/ (ɪmˈpæʃənd) /

adjective

filled with passion; fiery; inflamedan impassioned appeal

Derived forms of impassioned

impassionedly, adverbimpassionedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for impassioned (2 of 2)

impassion
/ (ɪmˈpæʃən) /

verb

(tr) to arouse the passions of; inflame
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