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impassionate

[im-pash-uh-nit] /ɪmˈpæʃ ə nɪt/
adjective
1.
filled with passion; impassioned.
Origin of impassionate
1595-1605
1595-1605; impassion + -ate1
Related forms
impassionately, adverb
unimpassionate, adjective
unimpassionately, adverb
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  • But when angered, her impassionate nature manifests itself in its ugliest form.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • Of all characters, perhaps that of the loving, impassionate Star of the North suited her best.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • She took up postures of prayer and rapture, with staring eyes, and spoke with impassionate and glowing rhetoric.

  • I will leave it to the calm, impassionate and unpartisan reader to state whether that remark ought to create ill-feeling.

    Remarks Bill Nye
Word Origin and History for impassionate
adj.

"free from passion," 1620s, from in- (1) "not" + passionate. Related: Impassionately.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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