passionately

adverb
pas·​sion·​ate·​ly | \ ˈpa-sh(ə-)nət-lē How to pronounce passionately (audio) \

Definition of passionately

: in a passionate manner:
a : with great feeling and emotional intensity Walt never ceased to be passionately loyal to his home town …— Jonathan Franzen Clyburn has argued passionately for lowering the prices of prison phone calls and extending broadband access to the poor.— Brian Fung He is filled with the rhetoric of dissent. He is passionately against war and passionately for peace.— Leon Wieseltier
b : with strong feelings of sexual desire They fell passionately in love.

First Known Use of passionately

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Passionately.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passionately. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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