- manifesting or exhibiting intense sexual feeling or desire: a passionate lover
- capable of, revealing, or characterized by intense emotion
- easily roused to anger; quick-tempered
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpæʃənət/USA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpæʃənɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pash′ə nit)
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pas•sion•ate /ˈpæʃənɪt/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pas•sion•ate (pash′ə nit),USA pronunciation adj.
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passionate /ˈpæʃənɪt/ adj
'passionate' also found in these entries:
Joplin - affectionate - afire - amatory - amorous - ardent - balletomania - bodice ripper - burning - clinch - cool - dispassionate - dithyramb - enthusiastic - excitable - feeling - fervent - fierce - fiery - flame - flaming - funky - gust - harangue - hate - heartthrob - heated - hickey - hot - hot-blooded - impassioned - intense - love - lust - nationalism - outpouring - romantic - sizzling - soul music - steamy - tigress - torrid - vehement - warm - warm-blooded - yen - zealous
Collocations: a passionate [lover, partner, wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend], had a passionate [romance, affair, relationship] (with), were [embroiled, involved, caught up in] a passionate [romance], more...
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