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Pronunciation:  'pashunit

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[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
  1. \Pas"sion*ate\, a. [LL. passionatus: cf. F.
    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.
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