Adjective "passionate" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having, showing, or caused by strong feelings or beliefs.
  1. 'he's passionate about football'
  2. 'Outside work, Mr Ainley has always been passionate about sport, especially football and golf.'
  3. 'Unaipon was a strong advocate of education just as I am passionate about educating people through art.'
  4. 'He was very passionate about the game of hurling and remained a loyal follower of the black and amber of his native Kilkenny.'
  5. 'They are so passionate about their football and it is beginning to show in the quality of the players.'
  6. 'A focussed mind and a strong will to win always make me passionate about motor racing.'
  7. 'That will come as a relief to Giffard, who is as passionate about the rule of law as he is a supporter of countryside sports.'
  8. 'He is passionate about Castle Howard as a subject and keen to tackle it from all angles, from classical to abstract and modern styles.'
  9. 'Are we going to hear fire emanating from the president on the issues he's most passionate about?'
  10. 'Let me give a background as to why I am so passionate about the issue.'
  11. 'She is equally passionate about cooking, and has co-authored a book on royal cuisine with her husband.'
  12. 'Well it's not like we have to be in some kind of passionate love embrace, right?'
  13. 'The focus of the narrative is on the life of an architect and a bank officer who get married after a passionate love affair.'
  14. 'Extremely passionate, sexual fulfilment is very important to you.'
  15. 'We were with nature, making mad passionate love in the long grass.'
  16. 'I had to try to put my intense passionate love for him to the side and be his friend.'
  17. 'The pair escape to his rooftop garret and, free from the cares of the world, begin a passionate love affair.'
  18. 'At first the kiss was simple and slow, but soon it became more passionate, full of love and promise.'
  19. 'The passionate love between Heloise and her teacher would cost him dearly.'
  20. 'Also, when she's making a movie, which involves passionate love scenes, he's deeply suspicious.'
  21. 'One day, their passions overcame them and they took off for her house, where they made passionate love all afternoon.'


1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism.

2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.

3. expressing, showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling; emotional: passionate language.

4. intense or vehement, as emotions or feelings: passionate grief.

5. easily moved to anger; quick-tempered; irascible.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be passionate about works."

"people can be passionate about people."

"softwares can be passionate in/at/on years."

"scenes can be passionate with kinds."

"people can be passionate in/at/on years."

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Late Middle English (also in the senses ‘easily moved to passion’ and ‘enraged’): from medieval Latin passionatus ‘full of passion’, from passio (see passion).