Definition of passionate
1a : easily aroused to anger <a passionate but not a vicious boy — H. E. Scudder>b : 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.
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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