from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of, having, or dominated by powerful emotions: a family of passionate personalities.
- adj. Wrathful by temperament; choleric.
- adj. Marked by strong sexual desire; amorous or lustful.
- adj. Showing or expressing strong emotion; ardent: a passionate speech against injustice.
- adj. Arising from or marked by passion: a teacher who is passionate about her subject.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Given to strong feeling, sometimes romantic and/or sexual.
- adj. Fired with intense feeling; ardent, blazing, burning.
- n. A passionate individual.
- v. To fill with passion, or with another given emotion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable or susceptible of passion, or of different passions; easily moved, excited or agitated; specifically, easily moved to anger; irascible; quick-tempered.
- adj. Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm.
- adj. Suffering; sorrowful.
- intransitive v. To affect with passion; to impassion.
- intransitive v. To express feelingly or sorrowfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To affect with passion; move to anger, hate, love, etc.
- To portray with natural emotion or passion; personate.
- Characterized by passion; exhibiting or expressing passion.
- Showing or exciting strong emotion; highly excited; vehement; warm.
- Swayed by love; consumed with passion.
- (d ) Emotional; susceptible.
- (e ) Changeful; capricious; of many moods.
- (f ) Compassionate.
- (g ) Sorrowful; pitiful.
- Synonyms Irritable, etc. (see irascible), hot-headed, hot, fiery, violent, choleric.
- Impassioned, ardent, fervent, glowing, burning, impetuous.
- n. One who is strongly moved by passion, especially the passion of love.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or expressing strong emotions
From Medieval Latin passionatus, past participle of passionare ("to be affected with passion"); see passion. (Wiktionary)