[ pash-uh-nit ]
/ ˈpæʃ ə nɪt /
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.
Pore Over vs. Pour OverSince pour is a common word and sounds identical to pore, many English speakers use the verb pour in the verb phrase pore over meaning “to meditate or ponder intently.”
Origin of passionate
SYNONYMS FOR passionate
pas·sion·ate·ly, adverbpas·sion·ate·ness, nounnon·pas·sion·ate, adjectivenon·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverb
non·pas·sion·ate·ness, nouno·ver·pas·sion·ate, adjectiveo·ver·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverbo·ver·pas·sion·ate·ness, nounun·pas·sion·ate, adjectiveun·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverbun·pas·sion·ate·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for over-passionate
/ (ˈpæʃənɪt) /
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
Derived Formspassionately, adverbpassionateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for over-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.
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