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Impassioned meaning

Passion (from the Greek verb πασχω meaning to suffer) is a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something. Passion may be a friendly or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, discovery, or activity or love – to a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion, a positive affinity or love, towards a subject. It is particularly used in the context of romance or sexual desire though it generally implies a deeper or more encompassing emotion than that implied by the term lust. Denis Diderot describes passions as "penchants, inclinations, desires and aversions carried to a certain degree of intensity, combined with an indistinct sensation of pleasure or pain, occasioned or accompanied by some irregular movement of the blood and animal spirits, are what we call passions.


  1. (p. p. & a.) Actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited; as, an impassioned orator or discourse.
Word: im·pas·sion
Pronunciation of impassioned: im-'pa-sh&n
Function of impassioned: transitive verb
Other forms of impassioned: im·pas·sioned; im·pas·sion·ing /-sh(&-)ni[ng]/
Origin of impassioned: probably from Italian impassionare, from in- (from L) passione passion, from Late Latin passion-, passio
: to arouse the feelings or passions of

Synonyms of impassioned

Ardent, Burning, Fervent, Fervid, Fiery, Perfervid, Torrid,