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From impassion +‎ -ed.


impassioned ‎(comparative more impassioned, superlative most impassioned)

  1. Filled with intense emotion or passion; fervent.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.9:
      She was empassioned at that piteous act, / With zealous envy of the Greekes cruell fact / Against that nation […].
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, VI:
      The tears fell fast from the maiden's eyes as she closed her impassioned appeal, and hid her face in the bosom of her sister.