Definition of Passionate

1. Adjective. Having or expressing strong emotions.

Definition of Passionate

1. a. 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.

2. v. i. To affect with passion; to impassion.

Definition of Passionate

1. Adjective. Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual. ¹

2. Adjective. Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning. ¹

3. Noun. A passionate individual. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To fill with passion, or with another given emotion. ¹

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Definition of Passionate

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Literary usage of Passionate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... And, midmost, swift Achilles ; passionate tears He shed; for there upon his loyal friend, Stark on a bier, and gash'd with wounds, he gazed ; Him had he ..."

2. The Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh: Collected and Authenticated, with Those of by Walter Raleigh, Henry Wotton (1892)
"An imperfect copy was printed in the "Passionate Pilgrim" in 151(9, and it is quoted in the " Merry Wives of Windsor," iii. 1. It was printed at length with ..."

3. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1874)
"He had a passionate attachment to his own calling, and he was fully ... Thus he addresses the young beginner:— His passionate love of his profession. ..."

4. A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature by Alexander Jamieson (1840)
"... every violent exertion of passion, yet short similes, adapted entirely to the purpose of illustration, may appear in the most passionate scenes. Illus. ..."

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