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passionate

pas·sion·ate

passionate

 
 
pronunciation:
pae sh niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of or showing strong emotions.
a passionate naturea passionate outcry
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 sexual desire; lustful.
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: caused or characterized by intense feeling.
a passionate pleaa passionate advocate
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.
a passionate moviegoer
synonyms:
fervid, zealous
antonyms:
apathetic, dispassionate, tepid
similar words:
enthusiastic, fanatical, gung-ho, mad, perfervid, rabid
derivation: passionately (adv.)
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The word passionate contains the following part:
-ate2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of; in a state of