Definition of impassioned in English:



  • Filled with or showing great emotion.

    ‘she made an impassioned plea for help’
    • ‘For those so inspired, it also offered a significant and impassioned political experience.’
    • ‘During a career that spanned five decades, he created a new and impassioned form of abstract painting.’
    • ‘But it was not especially difficult, because the kids were impassioned.’
    • ‘His losing bid for the presidency in the war election of 1864 would see much more impassioned rhetoric.’
    • ‘That night we must have performed for over 100 people - the most impassioned audience we'd ever had.’
    • ‘His speech was impassioned but it only managed to infuriate me more.’
    • ‘He's impassioned and animated, perceptive and entertaining, gregarious and charismatic.’
    • ‘For the most part, he's very good too, his precise but impassioned delivery raising this far above what most people will have expected of it.’
    • ‘But I divine far more complex forces than mere aesthetic preferences lurking behind this oddly impassioned schism.’
    • ‘Coleman's tenor sax almost steals the show with what some consider the most impassioned lyrical playing of his career.’
    • ‘I had been transformed from timorous novice to impassioned biker.’
    • ‘However, support for the original committee is equally impassioned.’
    • ‘I was so impassioned that my mom got sucked into the scheme and helped me with the binding.’
    • ‘So I can afford to wait, even emotionally, until a really good or impassioned idea comes along.’
    • ‘No wonder she is still impassioned about a book she wrote more than a decade ago.’
    • ‘It was impassioned and almost needy; I was too shocked to do anything but kiss back.’
    • ‘During one impassioned speech we were given a lingering shot of one of the delegates in the audience fast asleep.’
    • ‘His poetry may take different forms; it can be impassioned or ironic.’
    • ‘They each give surprisingly impassioned short speeches.’
    • ‘I am sure there will be impassioned argument among the Council members for your future, but I for one feel that that future is likely to be very brief indeed.’
    emotional, heartfelt, wholehearted, from the heart, earnest, sincere, fervent, ardent, vehement, intense, burning, urgent, passionate, feverish, frantic, emotive, zealous
    fervid, perfervid, passional, full-hearted
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