Definition of passionate in English:


Syllabification: pas·sion·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈpaSH(ə)nət


1Showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief: passionate pleas for help he’s passionate about football
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  • Mr Merchant, 41, is passionate about football and gets a real kick out of seeing the children in his club succeed.
  • They are so passionate about their football and it is beginning to show in the quality of the players.
  • Most people who are passionate about football would say that, I think.
intense, impassioned, ardent, fervent, vehement, heated, emotional, heartfelt, eager, excited, animated, adrenalized, spirited, energetic, fervid, frenzied, fiery, wild, consuming, violent
literary perfervid
very keen on, very enthusiastic about, addicted to
informal mad about, crazy about, hooked on, nuts about, nutso for
excitable, emotional, fiery, volatile, mercurial, quick-tempered, high-strung, impulsive, temperamental
1.1Showing or caused by intense feelings of sexual love: a passionate kiss
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  • The focus of the narrative is on the life of an architect and a bank officer who get married after a passionate love affair.
  • The pair escape to his rooftop garret and, free from the cares of the world, begin a passionate love affair.
  • A passionate love affair ensues between the pair, which has doom written all over it.
amorous, ardent, hot-blooded, aroused, loving, sexy, sensual, erotic, lustful
informal steamy, hot, red-hot, turned on


late Middle English (also in the senses 'easily moved to passion' and 'enraged'): from medieval Latin passionatus 'full of passion', from passio (see passion).



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  • She eats organic cheese but no butter or milk, and is passionately against intensive dairy farming.
  • Today, tolerance is used as an excuse to avoid debating ideas and arguing passionately for what one believes.
  • Ravi was passionately in love with the silver screen ever since his childhood.


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  • In this sense, moral consciousness is fully compatible with the passionateness of being, and the exercise of the intellect joins each to each.

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