adjective pas·sion·ate \ˈpa-sh(ə-)nət\

: having, showing, or expressing strong emotions or beliefs

: expressing or relating to strong sexual or romantic feelings

Full Definition of PASSIONATE

a :  easily aroused to anger
b :  filled with anger :  angry
a :  capable of, affected by, or expressing intense feeling
b :  enthusiastic, ardent
:  swayed by or affected with sexual desire
pas·sion·ate·ly adverb
pas·sion·ate·ness noun

Examples of PASSIONATE

  1. He gave a passionate speech on tax reform.
  2. She has a passionate interest in animal rights.
  3. She is passionate about art.
  4. We were moved by his passionate plea for forgiveness.

First Known Use of PASSIONATE

15th century


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