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impassioned

adjective

: showing or feeling very strong emotions

Full Definition of IMPASSIONED

:  filled with passion or zeal :  showing great warmth or intensity of feeling

Examples of IMPASSIONED

  1. Her lawyer made an impassioned argument in her defense.
  2. <an impassioned plea for justice>

First Known Use of IMPASSIONED

1603

Synonym Discussion of IMPASSIONED

impassioned, passionate, ardent, fervent, fervid, perfervid mean showing intense feeling. impassioned implies warmth and intensity without violence and suggests fluent verbal expression <an impassioned plea for justice>. passionate implies great vehemence and often violence and wasteful diffusion of emotion <a passionate denunciation>. ardent implies an intense degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm <an ardent supporter of human rights>. fervent stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional warmth or zeal <fervent good wishes>. fervid suggests warmly and spontaneously and often feverishly expressed emotion <fervid love letters>. perfervid implies the expression of exaggerated or overwrought feelings <perfervid expressions of patriotism>.

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