Definition of passionate
1a : easily aroused to anger a passionate but not a vicious boy — H. E. Scudderb : filled with anger : angry was passionate in her defense of her cub, and rage transformed her — G. D. Brown
3 : swayed by or affected with sexual desire a passionate love affair
Examples of passionate in a Sentence
He gave a passionate speech on tax reform.
She has a passionate interest in animal rights.
She is passionate about art.
We were moved by his passionate plea for forgiveness.
Recent Examples of passionate from the Web
Beard watched the 2016 Olympics in Rio from her couch, but is clearly still passionate about her sport.
Hunters are passionate about spending time outdoors and obtaining healthy game meat in a manner that connects us to nature and permits us to discover our place in the life cycle.
What could be so valuable that Leo, a passionate environmentalist, would stoop to using such an environmentally-unfriendly receptacle?
Everyone from Square Enix to Blizzard to Nintendo (especially Nintendo) has sent cease-and-desist letters to passionate fans over games based on the companies' popular properties.
Despite their glamorous appearances in public, the couple had a tumultuous dynamic, and were extremely passionate in both good times and bad.
Still, unable to deny her feelings for the count and their passionate affair leads Anna down a path of destruction.
But the criticism has made Montaño even more passionate about clearing up the confusion surrounding pregnancy and exercise.
These were passionate individuals who sought us out for the opportunity to stage at The Willows Inn.
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First Known Use of passionate
Synonym Discussion of passionate
PASSIONATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of passionate for English Language Learners
: having, showing, or expressing strong emotions or beliefs
: expressing or relating to strong sexual or romantic feelings
PASSIONATE Defined for Kids
Definition of passionate for Students
1 : showing or affected by strong feeling a passionate performance “Not like cats!” cried the Mouse in a shrill, passionate voice. “Would YOU like cats if you were me?” — Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
2 : easily caused to feel strong emotions a passionate person
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