Definitions for: Passionate


[adj] having or expressing strong emotions



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate. --Prior.

2. Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in
feeling or desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate
friendship. ``The passionate Pilgrim.'' --Shak.

3. Suffering; sorrowful. [Obs.] --Shak.


Pas"sion*ate, v. i.
1. To affect with passion; to impassion. [Obs.]

Great pleasure, mixed with pitiful regard, The godly
kind and queen did passionate. --Spenser.

2. To express feelingly or sorrowfully. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: ablaze, aflame, ardent, aroused, burning(a), choleric, demon-ridden, fanatic, fanatical, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, lustful, lusty, overzealous, perfervid, rabid, torrid, turned on(p), wild

Antonyms: passionless

See Also: emotional, enthusiastic, hot, loving

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