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impassioned

[im-pash-uhnd]
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adjective
  1. filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent.
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Origin of impassioned

First recorded in 1595–1605; impassion + -ed2
Related formsim·pas·sioned·ly, adverbim·pas·sioned·ness, nounun·im·pas·sioned, adjectiveun·im·pas·sioned·ly, adverb

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impassion

[im-pash-uh n]
verb (used with object)
  1. to fill, or affect strongly, with intense feeling or passion; inflame; excite.
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Origin of impassion

From the Italian word impassionare, dating back to 1585–95. See im-1, passion
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Related Words for impassioned

sentimental, rousing, intense, fierce, fiery, heated, ardent, passionate, fervent, stirring, animated, blazing, burning, deep, fervid, flaming, furious, glowing, inflamed, inspired

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British Dictionary definitions for impassioned

impassioned

adjective
  1. filled with passion; fiery; inflamedan impassioned appeal
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Derived Formsimpassionedly, adverbimpassionedness, noun

impassion

verb
  1. (tr) to arouse the passions of; inflame
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Word Origin and History for impassioned

adj.

c.1600, past participle adjective from impassion.

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impassion

v.

1590s, from Italian impassionare "to fill with passion," from im- "in, into" (see im-) + passione "passion," from Latin passionem (see passion). Related: Impassioned.

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