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- Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic, sexual, or both.
- Mandy is a passionate lover.
- Fired with intense feeling.
- (obsolete) Suffering; sorrowful.
- c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], line 544:
- She is sad and passionate at your highness’ tent.
- (fired with intense feeling): ardent, blazing, burning, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, hot-blooded, hotheaded, impassioned, perfervid, red-hot, scorching, torrid
fired with intense feeling
passionate (plural passionates)
- A passionate individual.
- (obsolete) To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.
- (obsolete) To express with great emotion.
- c. 1588–1593, William Shakespeare, “The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene ii], line 6:
- Thy niece and I, poor creatures, want our hands / And cannot passionate our tenfold grief / with folded arms.
- “passionate” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “passionate” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- passionate in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- Alternative form of