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
The emperor, a passionate student of the occult, enlists Christian Stern, a young scholar and alchemist, to find the culprit.
Never has there been a more truly global show with an equally diverse and international cast and crew, which is only mirrored by the connected community of deeply passionate fans all around the world.
Mrs. Marsiglia, who was passionate about politics, had been the Orleans Parish finance-committee chairwoman for Breaux's Senate campaigns in the 1990s.
Yet, many of these passionate individuals barely make a living wage and any raises are minimal.
Syrah sales in the U.S. are stubbornly moribund despite the passionate exhortations of countless winemakers, sommeliers, writers, retailers and hard-core fans.
Those passionate about the women serving have been nervously watching the White House, where both the president and vice president have previously expressed skepticism about women’s roles in the military, for potential policy reversals.
Outside the courtroom, Diaz was equally passionate about his wife, Jennifer, and their young son, N.C. State athletics and classic rock music.
That’s less than a month away, so the New Zealand pop dynamo hit the BBMA stage for a passionate performance of Melodrama’s lead single.
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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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