- of, relating to, or marked by passion.
- caused or accompanied by passion: a passional crime.
- a book containing descriptions of the sufferings of saints and martyrs, for reading on their festivals.
Origin of passional
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Examples from the Web for passional
Let us now pass to that part of the soul that is called the "passional" (or, affective).Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2
Passional changes in body, not in passional part of soul, iii.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4
And so she sacrificed her “passional” nature to her moral ideal.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
Hervieu's heroine is passional, and it accounts for her lapse.Iconoclasts
There was a determined shackling of all the passional nature.
- of, relating to, or due to passion or the passions
- a book recounting the sufferings of Christian martyrs or saints
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