Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to impassion: Impassionate


tr.v. im·pas·sioned, im·pas·sion·ing, im·pas·sions
To arouse the passions of.

[Italian impassionare : in-, in (from Latin; see in-2) + passione, passion (from Latin passiō, passiōn-, emotion; see passion).]


(tr) to arouse the passions of; inflame


(ɪmˈpæʃ ən)
to fill with intense feeling; inflame; excite.
[1585–95; < Italian impassionare]


Past participle: impassioned
Gerund: impassioning

I impassion
you impassion
he/she/it impassions
we impassion
you impassion
they impassion
I impassioned
you impassioned
he/she/it impassioned
we impassioned
you impassioned
they impassioned
Present Continuous
I am impassioning
you are impassioning
he/she/it is impassioning
we are impassioning
you are impassioning
they are impassioning
Present Perfect
I have impassioned
you have impassioned
he/she/it has impassioned
we have impassioned
you have impassioned
they have impassioned
Past Continuous
I was impassioning
you were impassioning
he/she/it was impassioning
we were impassioning
you were impassioning
they were impassioning
Past Perfect
I had impassioned
you had impassioned
he/she/it had impassioned
we had impassioned
you had impassioned
they had impassioned
I will impassion
you will impassion
he/she/it will impassion
we will impassion
you will impassion
they will impassion
Future Perfect
I will have impassioned
you will have impassioned
he/she/it will have impassioned
we will have impassioned
you will have impassioned
they will have impassioned
Future Continuous
I will be impassioning
you will be impassioning
he/she/it will be impassioning
we will be impassioning
you will be impassioning
they will be impassioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impassioning
you have been impassioning
he/she/it has been impassioning
we have been impassioning
you have been impassioning
they have been impassioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impassioning
you will have been impassioning
he/she/it will have been impassioning
we will have been impassioning
you will have been impassioning
they will have been impassioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impassioning
you had been impassioning
he/she/it had been impassioning
we had been impassioning
you had been impassioning
they had been impassioning
I would impassion
you would impassion
he/she/it would impassion
we would impassion
you would impassion
they would impassion
Past Conditional
I would have impassioned
you would have impassioned
he/she/it would have impassioned
we would have impassioned
you would have impassioned
they would have impassioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


To arouse the emotions of; make ardent:
References in classic literature ?
He chooses to depict people from humble life, because, being nearer to nature than others, they are on the whole more impassioned, certainly [102] more direct in their expression of passion, than other men; it is for this direct expression of passion that he values their humble words.
Two months after marriage her husband abandoned her, and her impassioned protestations of affection he met with a sarcasm and even hostility that people knowing the count's good heart, and seeing no defects in the sentimental Lidia, were at loss to explain.
But he found himself encompassed with guards and forced to remain silent while the Chief Circle in a few impassioned words made a final appeal to the Women, exclaiming that, if the Colour Bill passed, no marriage would henceforth be safe, no woman's honour secure; fraud, deception, hypocrisy would pervade every household; domestic bliss would share the fate of the Constitution and pass to speedy perdition.
It was evident that the more lifeless he seemed at ordinary times, the more impassioned he became in these moments of almost morbid irritation.
Having delivered these ironical passages with a most wonderful volubility, and with a shrillness perfectly deafening (especially when she jerked out the interjections), Miss Miggs, from mere habit, and not because weeping was at all appropriate to the occasion, which was one of triumph, concluded by bursting into a flood of tears, and calling in an impassioned manner on the name of Simmuns.
But he smiled upon us all, and I had no chance to distinguish myself from the rest by any act of devotion before the blessed vision faded, though for long afterwards, in impassioned reveries, I accosted him and claimed him kindred because of my fealty, and because I would have been Spanish if I could.
The present alone was significant; was hers, to torture her as it was doing then with the biting conviction that she had lost that which she had held, that she had been denied that which her impassioned, newly awakened being demanded.
Cassy had always kept over Legree the kind of influence that a strong, impassioned woman can ever keep over the most brutal man; but, of late, she had grown more and more irritable and restless, under the hideous yoke of her servitude, and her irritability, at times, broke out into raving insanity; and this liability made her a sort of object of dread to Legree, who had that superstitious horror of insane persons which is common to coarse and uninstructed minds.
Burch made impassioned appeals for the spreading of the gospel, and added his entreaties that all who were prevented from visiting in person the peoples who sat in darkness should contribute liberally to the support of others who could.
"But you are beautiful," I continued, becoming quite impassioned.
The impassioned eloquence of the desperado at length produced an effect; and a band of braves enlisted under his guidance, to penetrate into the Blackfoot country, harass their Villages, carry off their horses, and commit all kinds of depredations.
On the present occasion, abandoned entirely to a remembrance which evoked all the past in her heart, she looked almost as beautiful as in the days of her youth, when her palace was open to the visits of the Duke of Buckingham's father, then a young and impassioned man, as well as an unfortunate prince, who lived for her alone, and died with her name upon his lips.