[ pash-uh-nit ]
/ ˈpæʃ ə nɪt /
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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR passionate
1, 3, 4 ardent, impassioned, excited, fervent, warm, enthusiastic, earnest, glowing, burning, fiery; violent.
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Origin of passionate
OTHER WORDS FROM passionate
pas·sion·ate·ly, adverbpas·sion·ate·ness, nounnon·pas·sion·ate, adjectivenon·pas·sion·ate·ness, noun
o·ver·pas·sion·ate, adjectiveo·ver·pas·sion·ate·ness, nounun·pas·sion·ate, adjectiveun·pas·sion·ate·ness, noun
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How to use passionate in a sentence
His love for Giuditta Sidoli was fading into a sincere but unpassionate esteem.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
British Dictionary definitions for 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 forms of passionatepassionately, adverbpassionateness, noun
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