passionate

  • 1Passionate — Pas sion*ate, a. [LL. passionatus: cf. F. passionn[ e].] 1. 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.… …

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  • 2passionate — [pash′ə nit] adj. [ME passionat < ML passionatus] 1. having or showing strong feelings; full of passion 2. easily angered; hot tempered 3. resulting from, expressing, or tending to arouse strong feeling; ardent; intense; impassioned [a… …

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  • 3passionate — [adj1] sensual, desirous amorous, ardent, aroused, concupiscent, desirous, erotic, heavy*, hot*, lascivious, libidinous, loving, lustful, prurient, romantic, sexy, steamy*, stimulated, sultry, turned on*, wanton, wistful; concept 372 Ant. cold,… …

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  • 4Passionate — Pas sion*ate, v. i. 1. To affect with passion; to impassion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Great pleasure, mixed with pitiful regard, The godly kind and queen did passionate. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To express feelingly or sorrowfully. [Obs.] Shak.… …

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  • 5passionate — index demonstrative (expressive of emotion), eager, ecstatic, fanatical, fervent, hot blooded, impulsive (rash) …

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  • 6passionate — (adj.) mid 15c., angry, emotional, from M.L. passionatus affected with passion, from L. passio (gen. passionis) passion (see PASSION (Cf. passion)). Specific sense of amorous is attested from 1580s. Related: Passionately …

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  • 7passionate — impassioned, ardent, fervent, fervid, perfervid Analogous words: intense, vehement, fierce, violent: impetuous, headlong, *precipitate, abrupt: excited, quickened, stimulated (see PROVOKE) …

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  • 8passionate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing or caused by passion. DERIVATIVES passionately adverb …

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  • 9passionate — pas|sion|ate [ˈpæʃənıt] adj 1.) showing or involving very strong feelings of sexual love ▪ He had a brief but passionate love affair with an older woman. ▪ a very passionate young man ▪ a passionate lover ▪ a passionate kiss 2.) someone who has a …

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  • 10passionate — [[t]pæ̱ʃənət[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A passionate person has very strong feelings about something or a strong belief in something. ...his passionate commitment to peace... I m a passionate believer in public art... He is very passionate about the… …

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  • 11passionate */ — UK [ˈpæʃ(ə)nət] / US adjective 1) a) showing or expressing strong beliefs, interest, or enthusiasm He has a passionate interest in music. She has sometimes been criticized for her passionate opposition to abortion. passionate about: She was… …

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  • 12passionate — pas|sion|ate [ pæʃnət ] adjective * 1. ) showing or expressing powerful emotions or very strong beliefs: a passionate outburst of anger She has sometimes been criticized for her passionate opposition to abortion. a ) very enthusiastic or… …

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  • 13passionate — adjective 1) a passionate entreaty Syn: intense, impassioned, ardent, fervent, vehement, heated, emotional, heartfelt, eager, excited, animated, adrenalized, spirited, energetic, fervid, frenzied, fiery …

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  • 14passionate — passionately, adv. passionateness, n. /pash euh nit/, adj. 1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism. 2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.… …

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  • 15passionate — adjective 1 having or involving very strong feelings of sexual love: a passionate kiss 2 having or expressing a very strong feeling, especially belief in an idea or principle: Lewis is a passionate supporter of women s rights. 3 very eager;… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16passionate — adjective 1) a passionate entreaty Syn: intense, impassioned, ardent, fervent, vehement, fiery, heated, emotional, heartfelt, excited 2) McGregor is passionate about sport Syn: very keen …

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