passionate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English passionat, from Medieval Latin passionatus, past participle of passionare (to be affected with passion); see passion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpæʃənɪt/, /ˈpæʃənət/
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  • Hyphenation: pas‧sion‧ate

Adjective[edit]

passionate (comparative more passionate, superlative most passionate)

  1. Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic, sexual, or both.
    Mandy is a passionate lover.
  2. Fired with intense feeling.
    • 1718, Matthew Prior, Solomon, and other Poems on several Occasions, Preface, in Samuel Johnson (editor), The Works of the English Poets, London: J. Nichols, Volume 31, 1779, p. 93,[1]
      Homer intended to shew us, in his Iliad, that dissentions amongst great men obstruct the execution of the noblest enterprizes [] His Achilles therefore is haughty and passionate, impatient of any restraint by laws, and arrogant of arms.
  3. (obsolete) Suffering; sorrowful.

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Noun[edit]

passionate (plural passionates)

  1. A passionate individual.

Verb[edit]

passionate (third-person singular simple present passionates, present participle passionating, simple past and past participle passionated)

  1. (obsolete) To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.
  2. (obsolete) To express with great emotion.

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

passiōnāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of passiōnātus

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Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

passionate

  1. Alternative form of passionat