Definitions for passionateˈpæʃ ə nɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pas•sion•ateˈpæʃ ə nɪt(adj.)

  1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid; zealous.

  2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.

  3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional:

    passionate language.

  4. intense or vehement, as emotions or feelings:

    passionate grief.

  5. easily moved to anger; hotheaded.

Origin of passionate:

1375–1425; late ME < ML passiōnātus= LL passiōn-passion+ L -ātus -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. passionate(adj)

    having or expressing strong emotions

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. passionate(adjective)ˈpæʃ ə nɪt

    having or involving strong emotions

    a passionate woman; a passionate appeal for her daughter's release


  1. passionate(Noun)

    A passionate individual.

  2. passionate(Verb)

    To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.

  3. passionate(Adjective)

    Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual.

  4. passionate(Adjective)

    Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning.

  5. Origin: From passionatus, past participle of passionare; see passion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passionate(adj)

    capable or susceptible of passion, or of different passions; easily moved, excited or agitated; specifically, easily moved to anger; irascible; quick-tempered; as, a passionate nature

  2. Passionate(adj)

    characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate friendship

  3. Passionate(adj)

    suffering; sorrowful

  4. Passionate(verb)

    to affect with passion; to impassion

  5. Passionate(verb)

    to express feelingly or sorrowfully


  1. Passionate

    Having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid.

Translations for passionate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having very strong feelings; intense or emotional

a passionate woman; passionate hatred.

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