- having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism.
- easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.
- expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional: passionate language.
- intense or vehement, as emotions or feelings: passionate grief.
- easily moved to anger; quick-tempered; irascible.
Origin of passionate
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Examples from the Web for passionate
But Cocker proved to be a survivor, bringing his passionate persona to concert halls around the world decade after decade.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker
December 23, 2014
In it, the firebrand Republican senator from Texas is depicted as a kid-friendly “passionate fighter for limited government.”Ted Cruz saves America in This Right-Wing Coloring Book
November 13, 2014
The opera is a dark and passionate tale of adultery and greed.When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth
November 9, 2014
Read today, the speech still vibrates with a passionate intensity rarely found in any contemporary political discourse.Remembering Reagan’s Defining Speech
October 27, 2014
Actually for Conte, who has a passionate aversion to labeling, that may be a bit too much categorization for his liking.Viral Video Pioneers: How Pomplamoose is Turning YouTube Stardom Into a Sustainable Profession
October 27, 2014
The girl's eyes met his with passionate sorrow in their misty deeps.Within the Law
We can expect from him new words or a new method in the painting of passionate desire.
This is the language of passionate exaggeration, one might say.
He had none of the direct, passionate, conscienceless resolution of Laertes.
She had come through so much that every nerve was crying in passionate protest.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- manifesting or exhibiting intense sexual feeling or desirea passionate lover
- capable of, revealing, or characterized by intense emotiona passionate plea
- easily roused to anger; quick-tempered
Word Origin and History for passionate
early 15c., "angry; emotional," from Medieval Latin passionatus "affected with passion," from Latin passio (genitive passionis) "passion" (see passion). Specific sense of "amorous" is attested from 1580s. Related: Passionately.