impassioned

[ im-pash-uhnd ]
/ ɪmˈpæʃ ənd /

adjective

filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent.

Nearby words

  1. impasse,
  2. impassible,
  3. impassion,
  4. impassionate,
  5. impassionately,
  6. impassive,
  7. impassivity,
  8. impaste,
  9. impasto,
  10. impatent

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

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

impassioned

/ (ɪmˈpæʃənd) /

adjective

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

impassion

/ (ɪmˈpæʃən) /

verb

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