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Webster 1913 Edition


Passionate

Pas′sion-ate

,
Adj.
[LL.
passionatus
: cf. F.
passionné
.]
1.
Capable or susceptible of passion, or of different passions; easily moved, excited or agitated; specifically, easily moved to anger; irascible; quick-tempered;
as, a
passionate
nature
.
Homer’s Achilles is haughty and
passionate
.
Prior.
2.
Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm;
as, a
passionate
friendship
.
“The passionate Pilgrim.”
Shak.
3.
Suffering; sorrowful.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Pas′sion-ate

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To affect with passion; to impassion.
[Obs.]
Great pleasure, mixed with pitiful regard,
The godly king and queen did
passionate
.
Spenser.
2.
To express feelingly or sorrowfully.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Passionate

PAS'SIONATE

, a.
1.
Easily moved to anger; easily excited or agitated by injury or insult; applied to persons.
Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate.
2.
Highly excited; vehement; warm; applied to things; as passionate affection; passionate desire; passionate concern.
3.
Expressing strong emotion; animated; as passionate eloquence.

PAS'SIONATE

,
Verb.
T.
To affect with passion; to express passionately. [Not used.]

Definition 2022


passionate

passionate

English

Adjective

passionate (comparative more passionate, superlative most passionate)

  1. Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual.
  2. Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning.
    • Prior
      Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate.
  3. (obsolete) Suffering; sorrowful.

Synonyms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

passionate (plural passionates)

  1. A passionate individual.

Verb

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.

External links

  • passionate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • passionate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Adjective

passiōnate

  1. vocative masculine singular of passiōnatus

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