What does passionate mean?

Definitions for passionate
ˈpæʃ ə nɪtpas·sion·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passionate(adj)

    having or expressing strong emotions


  1. passionate(Noun)

    A passionate individual.

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

  2. passionate(Verb)

    To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.

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

  3. passionate(Adjective)

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

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

  4. passionate(Adjective)

    Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionn.]

  2. Passionate(adj)

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

    Etymology: [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionn.]

  3. Passionate(adj)

    suffering; sorrowful

    Etymology: [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionn.]

  4. Passionate(verb)

    to affect with passion; to impassion

    Etymology: [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionn.]

  5. Passionate(verb)

    to express feelingly or sorrowfully

    Etymology: [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionn.]


  1. Passionate

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

Editors Contribution

  1. passionate

    To express with a passion.

    My sister is passionate about psychology, manifestations and creation of optimum health for all, global peace, harmony, balance and shared prosperity for all on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passionate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passionate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of passionate in a Sentence

  1. San Bernardino Obama:

    Change, as always, is going to take all of us, the gun lobby is loud and well organized in its defense of effortlessly available guns for anyone. The rest of us are going to have to be just as passionate and well organized in our defense of our kids. That's the work of citizenship -- to stand up and fight for the change that we seek.

  2. Rose Dorothy Franken:

    Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

  3. Nina Daniele:

    I think being Playmate of the Year is something I ’m extremely passionate about, it’s given my place in the [ Time’s Up and #MeToo ] movements we’re experiencing as women. It allows me to voice my opinion and to have a foundation to stand on … I ’m especially honored to be part of the issue that is entertainment for all because it’s means we’re women supporting women. It’s not just entertainment for men anymore. It’s entertainment for. Whoever decides to read these articles and experience these stories, it’s not just designated for men. And that gives women another platform to support each other … [ And Playboy ] is always progressive. It’s always been ahead of its time … And Playboy has always been a place that supported women.

  4. Eleni Demertzis:

    While the Rauners are passionate donors to our schools, individual contributions will never be enough to address the financial challenges facing CPS, it would be helpful if CPS officials came to Springfield and joined in serious good faith discussions about the long-term stability of all of our schools.

  5. Virgilio Martinez:

    People are very passionate about their craft.

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