View synonyms for passionately


[ pash-uh-nit-lee ]


  1. in a way that is driven by intense feeling or strong conviction:

    You've written a much-needed book; hats off to you for championing the real issues so passionately.

  2. in a way that channels or expresses ardent sexual desire:

    We were soon kissing passionately in the back of the taxi.

  3. with enthusiasm and eagerness; wholeheartedly:

    I reserve the right to live passionately, to be a little reckless, and to make a few mistakes, as long as I learn from them.

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Other Words From

  • non·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb
  • o·ver·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb
  • un·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb

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Example Sentences

The keys to Bezos’s success, he argues, are passionate curiosity, a multidisciplinary scope that incorporates science and humanities, and the ability to retain “a childlike sense of wonder.”

Gardening is something Madcap Cottage founders John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are passionate about.

This lab is targeting open innovation with startup accelerators empowering communities online, communities of people, passionate and willing to work together to accomplish a common objective.

Now he’s passionate about getting his friends and their friends to vote.

I can show her old coverage, or I can show her old YouTube videos, but it’s so different when she sees it with her own eyes—me training for something that I am really passionate about.

From Fortune

So what piece could have so passionately enraged this caller that I was marked for death?

“I think the debate is so heated because people really care passionately about changing the world,” he said.

The pair came off, for all intents and purposes, as passionately opinionated amateurs on the subject at hand.

Although he is passionately pro-life, he has expressed openness to civil unions in the past.

Clooney revels in the freedom to work on projects he feels passionately about.

When alone she sometimes picked it up and kissed the cold glass passionately.

“My sister is passionately fond of children,” said the elder lady, in smiling apology.

She would sometimes gather them passionately to her heart; she would sometimes forget them.

He has felt strongly, and he was feeling strongly now; he was feeling passionately—that was my whole contention.

Elderly matrons—and in Turkey every lady is an elderly matron in her fortieth year—are passionately devoted to this enjoyment.


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