passional

[ pash-uh-nl ]
/ ˈpæʃ ə nl /

adjective

of, relating to, or marked by passion.
caused or accompanied by passion: a passional crime.

noun

a book containing descriptions of the sufferings of saints and martyrs, for reading on their festivals.

Origin of passional

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin passiōnālis, equivalent to Late Latin passiōn- passion + Latin -ālis -al1; (noun) < Medieval Latin passiōnāle, noun use of neuter of passiōnālis

Related forms

trans·pas·sion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for passional

passional

/ (ˈpæʃənəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or due to passion or the passions

noun

a book recounting the sufferings of Christian martyrs or saints
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