DIMENSIONS: DENOTATION / Quality
R E F E R E N C E S
Impassioned adj. filled with passion; passionate; ardent. -impassionedly, adv.
-Syn. emotional, vehement, fervent, fiery. - Ant. apathetic.
Impassion. v.t. to fill, or affect strongl y, with passion; inflame; excite.
Passion. n. 1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling. 2. strong affection; love. 3. strong sexual desire; lust. 4. an instance or experience of this. 5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire. 6. a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music. 7. the object of such a fondness or desire. 8. an outburst of strong emotion or feeling. 9. violent anger. 10. the state of being acted upon or affected by something external [contrasted with action]. 11. (often cap.) Theol. a. the sufferings of Christ on the cross or His sufferings subsequent to the Last Supper. b. the narrative of Christ's sufferings as recorded in the Gospels. 12. Archaic. the sufferings of a martyr. [ME OE < eccl. L passiõn- (s. of passiõ) Christ's sufferings on the cross, any of the Biblical accounts of these, special use of LL passiõ suffering, submission < L pass(us) suffered, submitted, ptp. of patí see -ION]
-Syn. 1. See feeling. 6. fervor, zeal, ardor. 9. ire, fury, wrath, rage. -Ant. 1. apathy.
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
The contents of this site, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, non-commercial use only. The contents of this site may not be reproduced in any form without proper reference to Text, Author, Publisher, and Date of Publication [and page #s when suitable].