from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Filled with passion; fervent: an impassioned plea for justice.
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- adj. Filled with intense emotion or passion; fervent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Actuated or animated by passion; expressive of passion or ardor of feeling; animated; excited.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by intense emotion
English, stimulating his sexual desire to that fever-heat which they called impassioned living.
And Jobim s Retrato em Blanco E Preto, Inutil Paisaje, and Dindi are rendered in impassioned ballad, bossa nova-scat, and John Coltrane-ish settings.
So far Arabic metre is true to Nature: in impassioned speech the movement of language is iambic: we say “I will, I will,” not
He blows up, and in impassioned language forswears and disowns Rosalia, the five children, and all memory of them and responsibility for them, forever and forever.
Nay, the members of a union will declaim in impassioned rhetoric for the
Nay, the members of a union will declaim in impassioned rhetoric for the God-given right of an eight-hour day, and at the time be working their own business against seventeen hours out of the twenty-four.
The word impassioned would seem misplaced, if applied to any of Mr. Emerson's orations.
The difficulty was that in impassioned moments the mustache was apt to get awry; and once or twice, while on his knees before Tina in tragical attitudes, this occurrence set her off into hysterical giggles, which spoiled the effect of the rehearsal.
The six senators met for dinner on Monday and their discussion was described as impassioned at times after Mr. Coburn came with new demands for $130 billion in additional reductions in Medicare spending over the coming decade.
(I pointed out the hypocrisy of "protecting marriage" when heterosexual divorce rates are at 50% and infertile couples get all the rights of marriage WITHOUT a child to "protect.") • And then, of course, there's the Bible (I thumped them over the head with their own Bible by reminding them of all the other things that Leviticus admionishes the faithful not to do and I called the impassioned religious listeners on their selective Bible-quoting hypocrisy).