passionateness love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being passionate
  • n. A passionate act

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being passionate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being passionate or subject to passion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a strong feeling or emotion

Etymologies

passionate +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, after the fashion of our still too adolescent world, Mr. Britling and Mr.. Harrowdean proceeded to negotiate these extremely unromantic matters in the phrases of that simple, honest and youthful passionateness which is still the only language available, and at times

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • I could win out yet against life — against my own passionateness ....

    Becoming Susan Sontag

  • The young man — fortified as he was by a natural cynical pride and passionateness — winced at this unexpected reply, notwithstanding.

    A Changed Man

  • His frightful passionateness was making all the trouble.

    The White Monkey

  • He would play violently, feverishly, with a wild passionateness of gesture which robbed him of all ability to control his own technic.

    The Titan

  • Now long-continued anger, and frequent giving way to it, produces an evil disposition of soul, which people call irascibility, and which ends in passionateness, bitterness, and peevishness, whenever the mind becomes sore and vexed at trifles and querulous at everyday occurrences, like iron thin and beaten out too fine.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • Romantic emotion and passionateness were among his chief traits from the start; but he was equally distinguished by a generous spirit, physical vigor (though he was very short in build), and courage.

    A History of English Literature

  • Oedipus -- his essential innocence, his affectionateness, his uncalculating benevolence and public spirit; -- while his impetuosity and passionateness make the sequel less incredible.

    The Seven Plays in English Verse

  • With an energy -- we may say with a passionateness and confidence of victory -- such as we were accustomed to see only in the most advanced advocates of materialism, Ludwig {159} Büchner, D.F. Strauss, Häckel,

    The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality

  • Thus had these sinners left behind them, raised by their own hands, a monument telling of their sin; which sin had not even the redeeming quality of passionateness, but was slow and subtle and cruelly cold.

    The Aztec Treasure-House

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