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passionate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of passionate

  1. 1 having a strong sexual desire a passionate couple plunging recklessly into an adulterous affair Synonyms of passionate concupiscent, goatish, horny, hot, hypersexual, itchy, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lubricious (or lubricous), oversexed, lustful, randy, salacious, satyric, wantonWords Related to passionate aroused, excited; easy, fast, loose, promiscuous; dissipated, dissolute, libertine; corrupt, debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, immoral, indecentNear Antonyms of passionate celibate, chaste, decent, immaculate, modest, moral, pure, virtuous; monastic, monkish; maidenly, virginal; innocent, lily-white; priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced (or straightlaced), VictorianAntonyms of passionate frigid, undersexed

  2. 2 having or expressing great depth of feeling a passionate defense of the controversial play Synonyms of passionate ardent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, fervent, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedWords Related to passionate gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms of passionate detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms of passionate cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional

Synonym Discussion of passionate

impassioned, passionate, ardent, fervent, fervid, perfervid mean showing intense feeling. impassioned implies warmth and intensity without violence and suggests fluent verbal expression.
    • an impassioned plea for justice
passionate implies great vehemence and often violence and wasteful diffusion of emotion.
    • a passionate denunciation
ardent implies an intense degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm.
    • an ardent supporter of human rights
fervent stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional warmth or zeal.
    • fervent good wishes
fervid suggests warmly and spontaneously and often feverishly expressed emotion.
    • fervid love letters
perfervid implies the expression of exaggerated or overwrought feelings.
    • perfervid expressions of patriotism


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