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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [im-pash-uh nd]
    • /ɪmˈpæʃ ənd/
    • /ɪmˈpæʃ.ənd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [im-pash-uh nd]
    • /ɪmˈpæʃ ənd/

Definitions of impassioned word

  • adjective impassioned filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent. 1
  • verb with object impassioned to fill, or affect strongly, with intense feeling or passion; inflame; excite. 1
  • noun impassioned Filled with or showing great emotion. 1
  • adjective impassioned passionate 1
  • adjective impassioned ardent, fervent 1
  • adjective impassioned An impassioned speech or piece of writing is one in which someone expresses their strong feelings about an issue in a forceful way. 0

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Origin of impassioned

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605; impassion + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Impassioned


impassioned popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for impassioned

adj impassioned

  • sentimental — expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: a sentimental song.
  • rousing — exciting; stirring: a rousing song.
  • intense — existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree: intense heat.
  • fierce — menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look.
  • fiery — consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano's fiery discharge.

adjective impassioned

  • emotional — Of or relating to a person's emotions.
  • excited — Very enthusiastic and eager.
  • heartfelt — deeply or sincerely felt: heartfelt sympathy.
  • touching — affecting; moving; pathetic: a touching scene of farewell.
  • vehement — zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm.

Antonyms for impassioned

adj impassioned

  • indifferent — without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
  • peaceful — characterized by peace; free from war, strife, commotion, violence, or disorder: a peaceful reign; a peaceful demonstration.
  • dispassionate — free from or unaffected by passion; devoid of personal feeling or bias; impartial; calm: a dispassionate critic.
  • apathetic — If you describe someone as apathetic, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about doing anything.
  • impassive — without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.

adjective impassioned

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