passionate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpæʃənɪt/, /ˈpæʃənət/
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Adjective[edit]

passionate (comparative more passionate, superlative most passionate)

  1. Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic, sexual, or both.
  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.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xii:
      Great pleasure mixt with pittifull regard, / That godly King and Queene did passionate [...].
  2. (obsolete) To express with great emotion.

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

passiōnate

  1. vocative masculine singular of passiōnatus

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “passionate”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre