Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Filled with passion; fervent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Actuated or animated by passion; expressive of passion or ardor of feeling; animated; excited.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle Actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Filled with intense emotion or passion; fervent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by intense emotion

Etymologies

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From impassion +‎ -ed.

Examples

  • English, stimulating his sexual desire to that fever-heat which they called impassioned living.

    The Brimming Cup

  • And Jobim s Retrato em Blanco E Preto, Inutil Paisaje, and Dindi are rendered in impassioned ballad, bossa nova-scat, and John Coltrane-ish settings.

    HW Pick: Magos Herrera, Luna Menguante Barluna «

  • Nay, the members of a union will declaim in impassioned rhetoric for the God-given right of an eight-hour day, and at the time be working their own business against seventeen hours out of the twenty-four.

    THE SCAB

  • So far Arabic metre is true to Nature: in impassioned speech the movement of language is iambic: we say “I will, I will,” not

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He blows up, and in impassioned language forswears and disowns Rosalia, the five children, and all memory of them and responsibility for them, forever and forever.

    Lawgivers

  • Nay, the members of a union will declaim in impassioned rhetoric for the God-given right of an eight-hour day, and at the time be working their own business against seventeen hours out of the twenty-four.

    THE SCAB

  • Nay, the members of a union will declaim in impassioned rhetoric for the

    The Scab

  • Nay, the members of a union will declaim in impassioned rhetoric for the God-given right of an eight-hour day, and at the time be working their own business against seventeen hours out of the twenty-four.

    The Scab

  • The word impassioned would seem misplaced, if applied to any of Mr. Emerson's orations.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The difficulty was that in impassioned moments the mustache was apt to get awry; and once or twice, while on his knees before Tina in tragical attitudes, this occurrence set her off into hysterical giggles, which spoiled the effect of the rehearsal.

    Oldtown Folks

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