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Meaning of PASSIONATE

Pronunciation:  'pashunit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having or expressing strong emotions
 

PASSIONATE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandoned, ablaze, afire, amative, amatory, amorous, animated, ardent, argumentative, aroused, atrabiliar, atrabilious, attracted, avid, belligerent, bilious, blazing, boiling, boiling over, breathless, burning, burning with excitement, cathectic, choleric, combustible, committed, concerned, concupiscent, contentious, cordial, cranky, cross, curious, dedicated, delirious, desirous, devoted, devout, drunk, eager, earnest, ejaculatory, emotional, emphatic, energetic, enthusiastic, erotic, excited, exciting, explosive, exuberant, faithful, fanatic, fanatical, fascinated, febrile, fervent, fervid, fevered, feverish, fierce, fiery, flaming, flushed, furious, glowing, goatish, hard-core, hasty, headlong, hearty, heated, hectic, het up, high-powered, horny, hot, hot-blooded, hotheaded, hot-tempered, huffish, huffy, impassioned, impetuous, in earnest, in rut, inflamed, intense, intent, intent on, interested, intoxicated, invigorated, irascible, irritable, itching, keen, keen on, lascivious, lecherous, libidinous, lickerish, lively, loverlike, loverly, loyal, lustful, madcap, on fire, orgasmic, orgastic, peevish, peppery, perfervid, piqued, precipitate, provoking, prurient, pugnacious, quarrelsome, quick, quick-tempered, randy, ratty, red-hot, resolute, salacious, satyric, scorching, seething, sensual, serious, sex-starved, sexual, sexually excited, sexy, short-tempered, simmering, sincere, snappish, spirited, spunky, steaming, steamy, stimulated, stimulating, stirring, stormy, sultry, tantalized, temperamental, tempestuous, testy, tetchy, tickled, titillated, tornadic, totally committed, touchy, turned-on, unrestrained, unsatisfied, urgent, vehement, vigorous, violent, volatile, volcanic, warm, white-hot, wild, zealous, zestful
 

 

 

 

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