What does passionate mean?

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ˈpæʃ ə nɪtpas·sion·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passionateadjective

    having or expressing strong emotions


  1. passionatenoun

    A passionate individual.

  2. passionateverb

    To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.

  3. passionateadjective

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

  4. passionateadjective

    Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Passionateadjective

    Etymology: passionné, French.

    My whole endeavour is to resolve the conscience, and to shew what, in this controversy, the heart is to think, if it will follow the light of sound and sincere judgment, without either cloud of prejudice or mist of passionate affection. Richard Hooker.

    Thucydides observes, that men are much more passionate for injustice than for violence; because the one coming as from an equal seems rapine; when the other proceeding from one stronger is but the effect of necessity. Edward Hyde.

    Good angels looked upon this ship of Noah’s with a passionate concern for its safety. Burnet.

    Men, upon the near approach of death, have been rouzed up into such a lively sense of their guilt, such a passionate degree of concern and remorse, that, if ten thousand ghosts had appeared to them, they scarce could have had a fuller conviction of their danger. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    ’s Achilles is haughty and passionate, impatient of any restraint by laws, and arrogant in arms. Matthew Prior.

  2. To Passionateverb

    An old word. Obsolete.

    Etymology: from passion.

    Great pleasure mix’d with pitiful regard,
    That godly king and queen did passionate,
    Whilst they his pitiful adventures heard,
    That oft they did lament his luckless state. Fairy Queen.

    Thy neice and I want hands,
    And cannot passionate our tenfold grief
    With folded arms. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passionateadjective

    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. Passionateadjective

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

  3. Passionateadjective

    suffering; sorrowful

  4. Passionateverb

    to affect with passion; to impassion

  5. Passionateverb

    to express feelingly or sorrowfully

  6. 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. Dawn Davis:

    I knew that I could be an advocate, a great advocate for any book that I was excited about, i never doubted that an author would have someone who was more passionate, who was going to dot more I's and cross more T's than me and just edit it to the Nth degree.

  2. Laver Cup:

    We needed to make a decision now on our event, we know our passionate fans will be disappointed that they have to wait an extra year for the Laver Cup in Boston, but this is the responsible course of action, necessitated by the emerging calendar conflicts.

  3. Anonymous:

    Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it.

  4. John McBride:

    The top tier [ of ski racers ] are all extremely fit, all talented, all work hard, 95 % are extremely passionate about what they do. That final mind piece can be a game changer, the mental skills package is the deciding piece between being an athlete that's contending to be on the podium versus an athlete who is 10th on any given week.

  5. Prince Feisal:

    He is passionate about his work and committed to making a difference. That's the values that will hold him in good stead in this competition.

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