impassioned

adjective im·pas·sioned \ im-ˈpa-shənd \

Definition of impassioned

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

Examples of impassioned in a Sentence

  1. Her lawyer made an impassioned argument in her defense.

  2. an impassioned plea for justice

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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

IMPASSIONED Defined for English Language Learners

impassioned

adjective

Definition of impassioned for English Language Learners

  • : showing or feeling very strong emotions


IMPASSIONED Defined for Kids

impassioned

adjective im·pas·sioned \ im-ˈpa-shənd \

Definition of impassioned for Students

:showing very strong feeling
  • an impassioned speech


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