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pas·sion·ate

 (păsh′ə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Capable of, having, or dominated by powerful emotions: a family of passionate personalities.
2. Wrathful by temperament; choleric.
3. Marked by strong sexual desire; amorous or lustful.
4. Showing or expressing strong emotion; ardent: a passionate speech against injustice.
5. Arising from or marked by passion: a teacher who is passionate about her subject.

pas′sion·ate·ly adv.

passionate

(ˈpæʃənɪt)
adj
1. manifesting or exhibiting intense sexual feeling or desire: a passionate lover.
2. capable of, revealing, or characterized by intense emotion: a passionate plea.
3. easily roused to anger; quick-tempered
ˈpassionately adv
ˈpassionateness n

pas•sion•ate

(ˈpæʃ ə nɪt)

adj.
1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid; zealous.
2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.
3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional: passionate language.
4. intense or vehement, as emotions or feelings: passionate grief.
5. easily moved to anger; hotheaded.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin passiōnātus= Late Latin passiōn- passion + Latin -ātus -ate1]
pas′sion•ate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"
hot - extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
passionless - not passionate; "passionless observation of human nature"

passionate

adjective
2. loving, erotic, hot, sexy (informal), aroused, sensual, ardent, steamy (informal), wanton, amorous, lustful, desirous a passionate embrace
loving cold, frigid, unresponsive, passionless, unloving

passionate

adjective
Translations
إنْفِعالي، عاطِفي، سَريع الغَضَب
vášnivý
lidenskabelig
szenvedélyes
ástríîufullur
strasten
ateşlicoşkun

passionate

[ˈpæʃənɪt] ADJ [affair, love, kiss] → apasionado; [believer, supporter] → ardiente, ferviente; [desire] → ardiente, vehemente; [speech] → apasionado, vehemente; [belief] → inquebrantable; [interest] → enorme
he is passionate in his desire to achieve thistiene un deseo ardiente or vehemente de conseguir esto
to be passionate about sthser un apasionado de algo
we're both passionate gardenersa los dos nos apasiona or entusiasma la jardinería
she has a passionate hatred of conservatismodia a muerte el conservadurismo

passionate

[ˈpæʃənət] adj
[kiss, affair] → passionné(e)
[person] → passionné(e)
[belief, commitment] → passionné(e)
to be a passionate believer in sth → croire passionnément à qch

passionate

adjleidenschaftlich; to be passionate about somethingfür etw eine Leidenschaft haben

passionate

[ˈpæʃnɪt] adj (embrace, speech) → appassionato/a; (temperament, person) → passionale; (believer) → convinto/a; (desire) → ardente

passion

(ˈpӕʃən) noun
very strong feeling, especially of anger or love. He argued with great passion; He has a passion for chocolate.
ˈpassionate (-nət) adjective
having very strong feelings; intense or emotional. a passionate woman; passionate hatred.

passionate

a. apasionado-a.
References in classic literature ?
When from dark error's subjugation My words of passionate exhortation Had wrenched thy fainting spirit free; And writhing prone in thine affliction Thou didst recall with malediction The vice that had encompassed thee: And when thy slumbering conscience, fretting By recollection's torturing flame, Thou didst reveal the hideous setting Of thy life's current ere I came: When suddenly I saw thee sicken, And weeping, hide thine anguished face, Revolted, maddened, horror-stricken, At memories of foul disgrace.
In reality she was the most eagerly passionate soul among them, and more than once, in the five years since she had come back from her travels to settle in Winesburg and become a school teacher, had been compelled to go out of the house and walk half through the night fighting out some battle raging within.
To Trent, who had known him for years as a broken-down hanger-on of the settlement at Buckomari, a drunkard, gambler, a creature to all appearance hopelessly gone under, this look and this almost passionate appeal were like a revelation.
His passionate disposition finally brought him into trouble with the magistrate of his district, who had him cast into prison, where he died at the age of forty-two.
Hence Quasimodo's gratitude was profound, passionate, boundless; and although the visage of his adopted father was often clouded or severe, although his speech was habitually curt, harsh, imperious, that gratitude never wavered for a single moment.
Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many-volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her?
Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heart-knowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual fife upon another: each leaves the passionate lover, or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his subject.
and these things being its "chief" delights-and then the pre-eminent beauty and naturalness of the concluding lines, whose very hyperbole only renders them more true to nature when we consider the innocence, the artlessness, the enthusiasm, the passionate girl, and more passionate admiration of the bereaved child--
Rostov, standing in the front lines of Kutuzov's army which the Tsar approached first, experienced the same feeling as every other man in that army: a feeling of self-forgetfulness, a proud consciousness of might, and a passionate attraction to him who was the cause of this triumph.
Form triumphed over substance, if triumph it could be called where the last conceivable atom of substance had found expression in so perfect construction as to make Martin's head swim with delight, to put passionate tears into his eyes, and to send chills creeping up and down his back.
To this day I cannot utter or even write that name without a strange tightening of the breast and the gasp of mingled delight and dread of one's first passionate experience.
His father, who was called Mad Jack, was wild and worthless, his mother was a wealthy woman, but weak and passionate, and in a short time after her marriage her husband spent nearly all her money.