passionate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pash'u-nit), [key]
— adj.
  1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism.
  2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.
  3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional: passionate language.
  4. intense or vehement, as emotions or feelings: passionate grief.
  5. easily moved to anger; quick-tempered; irascible.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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