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pas·sion·ate

passionate

 
 
pronunciation:
pae sh niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of or showing strong emotions.
The composer's dramatic music reveals his passionate nature.There was a passionate outcry from the public over the city's plan to demolish the historic library.The mother made a passionate plea for help in finding her child.
synonyms:
ardent, fervent, fiery, heated, impassioned
antonyms:
apathetic, passionless, phlegmatic, subdued
similar words:
burning, crazy, emotional, energetic, feeling, fierce, hearty, hot, inspired, lyrical, robust, romantic, stormy, temperamental, vigorous, volatile
definition 2: having or showing a strong romantic desire.
The two were locked in a passionate embrace.
synonyms:
amorous, erotic, hot, lustful
antonyms:
frigid, passionless
similar words:
burning, carnal, desirous, ecstatic, inflamed, loving, lusty, romantic, sensual, sexual, torrid
definition 3: driven or fueled by intense feeling.
He is a passionate advocate for solar power.
synonyms:
ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, heated, impassioned, vehement
similar words:
animated, burning, eager, emotional, fierce, heartfelt, hot, inflamed, inspired, intense, perfervid, romantic, stormy, torrid, vigorous, violent
definition 4: extremely enthusiastic.
I've always been a passionate moviegoer.She is quite passionate about this new hobby.
synonyms:
fervid, zealous
antonyms:
apathetic, dispassionate, tepid
similar words:
enthusiastic, fanatical, gung-ho, mad, perfervid, rabid
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derivation: passionately (adv.)
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