Definition of passionate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    passionate

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpæʃənət//
     
     
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  1. 1having or showing strong feelings of sexual love or of anger, etc. to have a passionate nature
  2. 2having or showing strong feelings of enthusiasm for something or belief in something a passionate interest in music a passionate defender of civil liberties
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adverb He took her in his arms and kissed her passionately. They are all passionately interested in environmental issues. She believes passionately in education and hard work.
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