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
1400–50; late Middle EnglishRelated formstrans·pas·sion·al, adjective
< Medieval Latin passiōnālis,
equivalent to Late Latin passiōn- passion
+ Latin -ālis -al1
; (noun) < Medieval Latin passiōnāle,
noun use of neuter of passiōnālis
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Examples from the Web for passional
Historical Examples of passional
Let us now pass to that part of the soul that is called the "passional" (or, affective).
Passional changes in body, not in passional part of soul, iii.
And so she sacrificed her “passional” nature to her moral ideal.
Hervieu's heroine is passional, and it accounts for her lapse.
There was a determined shackling of all the passional nature.
British Dictionary definitions for passional
of, relating to, or due to passion or the passions
a book recounting the sufferings of Christian martyrs or saints
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